Tuesday March 12 2013
Donadoni backing Milan against Barca

Parma boss Roberto Donadoni believes former club Milan have what is needed to wrap up Champions League qualification against Barcelona this evening.

Although the Diavolo will face a fired up Barca without the Cup-tied Mario Balotelli and the injured Giampaolo Pazzini, Donadoni is backing the Italian club after their 2-0 first leg win.

“I don’t think that the absence of Pazzini will be felt,” the former Diavolo winger told Milan News on Tuesday.

“We are talking about a Milan squad of the highest level. Whoever plays will not be affected by those who are missing.

“I expect a Milan side that is able to qualify, even if that won’t be easy – it will be a complicated game,” he added.

“Milan can certainly take advantage of the opportunities that Barcelona will offer them.

“There could also be some notable counter-attacking opportunities given that Barcelona will be pushing to the maximum.

“There will be possibilities to do them harm.”

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