Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini admitted “we were not up to it tonight” after a 4-0 defeat to Barcelona.
The Rossoneri had won the first leg 2-0 at San Siro, but fell to a Leo Messi brace, David Villa and Jordi Alba in stoppages.
“It’s the end of a dream. We were not up to it tonight. We suffered from the start and it wasn’t the performance we needed,” confessed Ambrosini.
“It is a learning experience, one we gladly would’ve avoided. I can only hope it can serve us well for the future. Now our objective is to get back into the competition.
“We won’t have the strain of other Champions League games, so at least now we can focus only on Serie A.”