Thursday December 20 2012
Puyol 'happy' to face Milan

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has admitted that he is looking forward to their last 16 Champions League tie with Milan.

The Catalan club face Massimiliano Allegri's men on Wednesday February 20 at San Siro before the return leg three weeks later in Spain.

And the 34-year-old centre-back has conceded that he is happy with the prospect of facing the Rossoneri.

“I am very happy,” he told reporters. “I said the other week that I wanted Milan, not because they are easy, but because I've always liked them.

“It is going to be a very nice tie.

“Our familiarity with Milan is neither good nor bad. We know each other but also some of the other rivals.

“The knockout games are always very complicated. Anyway, it's a long way away.”

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