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Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani feels “Barcelona are afraid of Milan,” but reveals plans to revamp the San Siro turf with an artificial base.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is “optimistic” about Milan’s chances of qualifying for the semi-finals after their draw with Barcelona.
Pep Guardiola said Barcelona “knew Milan’s quality,” but criticised the notorious San Siro turf. “It’s not suited to a football match.”
Massimiliano Allegri said Milan’s draw with Barcelona “gives us strength” for the second leg, but President Silvio Berlusconi was not happy.
Daniele Bonera notes it was “inevitable” the Milan defence would be under pressure against Barcelona, “but qualification is still wide open.”
Luca Antonini was voted UEFA’s Man of the Match and pledged Milan would “play with the same spirit in Barcelona” next week.
Milan and Barcelona both had numerous chances to score, including a penalty appeal, but the first leg of this quarter-final at San Siro was goalless.
Milan have made it clear that they would not consider an offer from Barcelona for key defender Thiago Silva.
Milan will take on Barcelona this evening in the knowledge that they have never been beaten at San Siro in a quarter-final Champions League tie.
Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola believes Milan are “among the best teams in the world and will play to win. If we don’t perform, we won’t qualify.”
Kevin-Prince Boateng, Maxi Lopez and Robinho are in the Milan squad to face Barcelona in tomorrow’s Champions League quarter-final.
Antonio Nocerino is convinced that Milan can get past Barcelona to progress in the Champions League.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is adamant that Milan don’t have what is needed to win the Champions League this season.
Christian Abbiati insists that his Milan side have a 50 per cent chance of dumping Barcelona out of the Champions League.
Alessandro Nesta is being tipped to start for Milan against Barcelona in the absence of Thiago Silva.
The time has arrived for Milan to underline their ability outside of the Serie A environment, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Terrible news for Milan, as Thiago Silva’s thigh strain will keep him out for “three to four weeks, save for complications.”
Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola confirmed he’ll be keeping a close eye on Milan-Roma to “analyse” his upcoming Champions League opponents.
Former Roma boss Carlo Mazzone is hopeful that the Giallorossi can still finish the season in the top three.
Claudio Ranieri claims Inter’s Champions League exit is “water under the bridge. We must look at the positives” ahead of their match with Atalanta.
Andrea Pirlo has underlined that Juventus want to become Champions League regulars again as soon as possible.
Udinese will now concentrate on finishing the campaign in third after being dumped out of the Europa League.
Milan will have to stop the greatest player of all-time if they are to get past Barcelona in the Champions League, says Adriano Galliani.
Pep Guardiola is respectful of the threat that Milan will pose his Barcelona side in the Champions League.
Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri is looking on the bright side of facing Barcelona in the Champions League. “The route to the Final will be easier if we beat them…”
The draw for the Champions League quarter-finals hasn’t been kind to Milan after they were paired with reigning champions Barcelona.
Scudetto holders Milan will this morning learn the name of their Champions League quarter-final opponents.
Ezequiel Lavezzi concedes the Champions League exit to Chelsea is “difficult to swallow, but we must be proud” of what Napoli achieved.
Milan striker Maxi Lopez has mapped out his dream Champions League scenario ahead of Friday’s draw.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has targeted an immediate return to the Champions League after the Partenopei’s elimination on Wednesday.
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