Andriy Shevchenko believes that Barcelona are 'vulnerable' and this is the perfect opportunity for AC Milan to defeat the Spanish giants and progress into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Milan travel to Barcelona tonight holding a 2-0 advantage from the first-leg and Shevchenko, a Milan idol, believes the Rossoneri can capitalise on the mini-crisis going on at the Camp Nou and secure a place in the final eight of the competition.

He told La Gazzetta dello Sport, cited by Goal:  "I am confident Milan can progress, even though the 2-0 from the first leg is not enough to be completely sure.

"Barcelona are one of the strongest teams in the world, and you can not write them off just because they lost to Milan and Real Madrid.

"However, it is clear that they are vulnerable and are going through a difficult period at the moment. A lot of players are not on top of their game and they have some problems in defence."

The 36-year-old former Ukraine hero became idolised at the San Siro where his abundance of goals helped the club win the Champions League back in 2003. 

Successive defeats to arch-rivals Real Madrid as well as the first-leg loss to Milan saw Barca's footballing philosophies come under a bit of pressure and scrutiny but they recovered with an important and comfortable 2-0 win over Deportivo on Saturday. 

The tie comes with even greater incentive for the Italians as it was Barcelona who knocked them out in the quarter-finals of the competition last season. 

 

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