Monday March 11 2013
Allegri: It's like any other game

Massimiliano Allegri wants his Milan team to 'stand up' to Barcelona in their Champions League clash tomorrow evening.

The Rossoneri travel to Camp Nou on Tuesday evening, holding a 2-0 lead from the first leg.

But the 45-year-old has asked his players to approach the match like 'any other'.

“We want to stand up to Barcelona,” he told a Press conference. “I think we will have to perform better than we did in the first leg [if we want to win].

“Tomorrow night we will have to improve. The boys will need to be good in attack and make the most of their opportunities.

“We must remain calm – this is a game like any other.”

The Diavolo boss then commented on some of the selection issues he faces.

“We'll have to see about Mexes' condition,” he added. “But Bonera is ready and in good shape.

“I see De Sciglio as a full-back for the future, but I think it is too risky.

“We'll also have to see about Niang. Bojan and Robinho are looking good. But the game is long.

“We will have to be careful for the entire match.”

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