Champions League: Barca In Tight Corner —Messi


Barcelona star Lionel Messi found AC Milan a difficult nut to crack.

The first-leg of their Champions League quarterfinal finished 0-0 at the San Siro.

“It was a difficult match that we have to win,” said Messi.

“We played our game but it was difficult because of the pitch and because they are very strong.

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“It’s a dangerous situation. Either team could go through, we hope we can score so it will be us. We deserved to win.”

Meanwhile, AC Milan manager, Massimiliano Allegri singled out Luca Antonini for special praise after the match yesterday.

“I wish to congratulate my side on their performance. We suffered more in the first half than the second, and Luca Antonini was brilliant marking Lionel Messi. Tonight we showed great commitment despite some difficult moments, and now we can think about the return – a draw or a win will see us through.”

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