Abate: Milan lacked experience
Ignazio Abate says his Milan side were too raw to deal with the pressure of playing at Barcelona in the Champions League.
What the papers say...
Today's front-page headlines from La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Niang: 'I was not afraid'
M’Baye Niang had the chance to turn the tie around and explained what went through his mind when he hit the upright at Camp Nou.
Roura: 'Not normal for Barca'
Assistant manager Jordi Roura insisted “beating Milan 4-0 is not normal for anyone, not even Barcelona.”
Villa: 'Bad times forgotten'
David Villa was a surprise pick for Barcelona and scored in a 4-0 win over Milan. “All the bad times are forgotten.”
Pique: 'Barca the better team'
Gerard Pique felt Barcelona fully deserved to knock Milan out of the Champions League 4-2 on aggregate.
Flamini: 'Milan were nervous'
Mathieu Flamini took the pressure off teammate M’Baye Niang for his Nou Camp miss. “Perhaps we were a little nervous at the start.”
Allegri: 'Centimetres for qualification'
Massimiliano Allegri defended his tactics and line-up after a 4-0 defeat to Barcelona. “Qualification was always going to be a matter of centimentres.”
Ambrosini: 'We weren't up to it'
Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini admitted “we were not up to it tonight” after a 4-0 defeat to Barcelona.
Milan crash out at Camp Nou
Lionel Messi’s brace wiped out Milan’s first leg lead and David Villa did the rest, as Barcelona reach the Champions League quarter-finals 4-2 on aggregate.
Tassotti: 'Niang centre-forward'
Milan assistant manager Mauro Tassotti reveals M’Baye Niang “is the centre-forward” in tonight’s line-up against Barcelona.
Elkann: 'Juve don't need Ibra'
Juventus chief John Elkann has slammed the door on talk of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return. “He is the past, this team doesn’t need superstars.”
Samp-Inter and Torino-Lazio moved
This Sunday’s Sampdoria-Inter and Torino-Lazio Serie A matches have been pushed back from afternoon kick-offs to the evening.
Stephan El Shaarawy, M’Baye Niang and Kevin-Prince Boateng take on Leo Messi, David Villa and Andres Iniesta as Milan challenge Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Fiorentina fight EPL clubs for Clasie
Fiorentina are set to battle Arsenal and Tottenham on the transfer market for Feyenoord starlet Jordy Clasie.
El Shaarawy: 'Bring on Barcelona!'
Stephan El Shaarawy has high hopes for Milan’s trip to Barcelona this evening. “We studied them carefully and prepared for this match.”
Ranocchia has surgery
Inter defender Andrea Ranocchia has undergone surgery on his fractured nose, but should still be able to play against Tottenham.
Sannino: 'Palermo day by day'
Giuseppe Sannino has returned to Palermo after he was fired in Week 3 and concedes “we must take it day by day.”
Refs for Inter and Lazio ties
Croatian Ivan Bebek will officiate Inter-Tottenham on Thursday, while Norwegian Tom Harald Hagen has the whistle for Lazio-Stuttgart.
Constant reveals counter-attack plan
Milan defender Kevin Constant has revealed that the Rossoneri will try and hit Barcelona on the counter-attack this evening.
Cambiasso: Spurs a great challenge
Inter midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has conceded that trying to overcome their 3-0 deficit against Tottenham will be 'a great challenge'.
Petkovic: Difficult behind closed doors
Vladimir Petkovic has admitted that it will be tough for his Lazio team as they play behind closed doors against Stuttgart on Thursday.
Palacio still hopes for EL qualification
Rodrigo Palacio is still confident that Inter can beat Tottenham and qualify for the next round of the Europa League.
Lopez: Barca to win
Former Barcelona and Milan forward Maxi Lopez believes the Liga side can beat the Rossoneri if they play at their best.
Roma to sign deal with Nike - report
Roma are set to sign a long-term deal with sports brand Nike, according to reports gathered by Bloomberg.
Iachini backs Milan to beat Barca
Siena boss Giuseppe Iachini believes that Milan have what it takes to overcome Barcelona in the Champions League this evening.
Zapata confident of compact defence
Milan defender Cristian Zapata has admitted that the Rossoneri will be under-fire for 90 minutes tonight when they play Barcelona.
Premier League pair to bid for Jovetic
Premier League duo Arsenal and Manchester City will bid for Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic, according to reports.
‘Perin will play for Milan or Juve’
Mattia Perin may have been dropped by Pescara recently, but the club insist he can replace Juventus’ Gigi Buffon on the Italian goalkeeping scene.
Xavi fit to face Milan
Xavi Hernandez will line-up for Barcelona against Milan tonight after he passed a fitness test.
Donadoni backing Milan against Barca
Parma boss Roberto Donadoni believes former club Milan have what is needed to wrap up qualification against Barcelona this evening.
Possible Barcelona XI v Milan
Barcelona may use a three-man defence tonight as they look to dump Milan out of the Champions League.
Basta denies Roma quotes
Dusan Basta has denied quotes attributed to him where he talks of a desire to leave Udinese for Roma.
Zaza proud of Juventus talk
Simone Zaza has admitted that he’s heard the whispers that Juventus want him. “But Sampdoria will decide my future.”
Legrottaglie to accept pay cut if…
Nicola Legrottaglie is ready to accept a cut in wages at Catania – in return for the chance to become the future boss of their youth team.
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