Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini was proud to see Milan revolutionise their system. “It means we have become a big club.”
The Spaniards are in their debut Champions League campaign and lead the group with a 100 per cent record after beating the Rossoneri 1-0.
“We saw Milan changed and adapted to face us, which means Malaga have become a big club and deserve to be in the Champions League,” Pellegrini told Italian Mediaset television.
Massimiliano Allegri introduced a brand new 3-4-3 system for the game at La Rosaleda. Joaquin missed a penalty in the first half, but scored the winner after the break.
“We weren’t sure how Milan would be set out, but I had told the lads to pass the ball around and once they got hold of the initiative, they didn’t let go. It’s just a shame we didn’t put the result under lock and key earlier.
“I don’t know the reality of the situation at Milan, but I can see a new era emerging there and big changes.”
“Right now we are in a good position, but until there is mathematical certainty then we cannot say that we are already qualified.”