CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Zlatan Ibrahimovic stirred up controversy against Barcelona. “Now I know why Jose Mourinho gets so angry when he plays here...”
Pep Guardiola insisted both penalties were the right decision and Barcelona fully deserved to knock Milan out of the Champions League.
Alessandro Nesta explains what happened during the second Barcelona penalty incident. Carles “Puyol fouled me first.”
Massimiliano Allegri said the penalties cost Milan dearly against Barcelona, though “the referee gifted them with the second one.”
Massimo Ambrosini says Milan go out of the Champions League “without regrets,” but criticised the referee for the second Barcelona penalty.
Antonio Nocerino’s away goal was not enough, as Milan go out of the Champions League to a couple of Lionel Messi penalties in a 3-1 defeat to Barcelona.
Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti admits Barcelona’s line-up “surprised us a little” for the Champions League quarter-final.
Arrigo Sacchi believes Barcelona are the favourites in tonight’s quarter-final, but “it will be a very open game and Milan can do damage.”
Lionel Messi has reiterated Barcelona’s focus for tonight’s quarter-final with Milan: “We have to win, we have no choice.”
Adriano Galliani may compare Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side to Arrigo Sacchi’s Milan team, but he still thinks Max Allegri’s Rossoneri will have a say tonight.
Jose Mourinho has explained the thinking behind his famous ‘zeru tituli’ phrase and also defended Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Massimo Ambrosini has called for a united team effort from his Milan teammates tonight to try to overcome Barcelona.
Massimiliano Allegri anticipates a balanced quarter-final second leg with Barcelona tonight, as he asks for a positive attitude from his players.
Pep Guardiola has indicated that Milan will face an all-out attacking Barcelona in Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final.
Carles Puyol has given Milan’s Champions League quarter-final second leg clash with his Barcelona side top billing.
Massimiliano Allegri has implored his players to forget the dropped points against Catania so as to focus fully on beating Barcelona in midweek.
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini is already celebrating Juventus’ return to the Champions League – even though it is not yet certain.
Milan have named Alexandre Pato, Alessandro Nesta and Christian Abbiati in their squad to face Barcelona.
Juventus boss Antonio Conte has underlined how important Champions League football is to the Old Lady during a revealing interview with La Repubblica.
UEFA’s director of competition assures Barcelona had no reason to lodge a complaint about Milan’s San Siro pitch.
Milan have posted a brief statement defending the quality of San Siro’s playing surface, after Barcelona launched an official protest.
Gokhan Inler has promised that Napoli will do everything in their power to secure third place this season, starting against Juventus.
Edinson Cavani is desperate to make an immediate return to the Champions League but insists it won’t determine his future with Napoli.
Milan will need to be perfect at the Camp Nou if they are to dump Barcelona out of the Champions League, says Stephan El Shaarawy.
Veteran Clarence Seedorf is confident Milan can qualify past Barcelona in the second leg. “Every side has a weak spot.”
Antonio Nocerino points out Milan “did not allow much to the strongest team in the world and Barcelona respect us too.”
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.