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Wednesday March 21 2012
Allegri: 'Milan had no more'

Massimiliano Allegri feels Milan “could not have done any more” after their thrilling Coppa Italia semi-final with Juventus.

“I am happy with the performance, Juventus played well and punished us at the first chance,” said the Coach after a 2-2 extra time draw in Turin.

The result was not enough to put the Rossoneri in the Coppa Italia Final, as they go out 4-3 on aggregate.

“Extra time really weighed on us and I used players who hadn’t featured in a while. It’s a shame, because the lads really could not have done any more. In extra time we were no longer able to pressure up the field and Mirko Vucinic scored a fantastic goal.”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was in doubt with flu symptoms, but played the first 45 minutes before making way for Maxi Lopez.

“He went off due to a back problem. Maxi Lopez had a wonderful game, as on top of the goal he fought hard and can also play alongside Ibra.

“Marco Amelia said Alessandro Del Piero’s goal included a handling offence, but I’m not sure, so we accept this decision. It’s true I protested at certain points, but it was all down to the adrenaline of the game. The referee did very well and we accept the perfectly right result on the field.

“In any case, I am confident about the future.”

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