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Galliani: Messi is a 'monster'

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Can AC Milan stop Messi at the Nou Camp (©GettyImages)
Can AC Milan stop Messi at the Nou Camp (©GettyImages) .

Almost a fortnight back AC Milan did the impossible, beating Barcelona in their UEFA Champions League tie.

The two powerhouses made an exciting draw in the last 16 of the elite club competition as the Spanish giants were pitted against the Italians.

AC Milan got the better of the Spanish giants at the night as the home side ran out 2-0 winners at their home stadium.

The return leg is to be played at the Nou Camp, the home ground of the Catalan based team and the hosts have an awful lot to do in order to gain progression to the next round.

A 2-0 away loss means that the Catalans are to score a minimum of two goals without conceding in order to force extra time but the Milan based side surely has some tactical plan at their hands to thwart the threat of the best football playing side in the history of the game.

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani feels that the visitors will have to keep Lionel Messi quiet in order to salvage something from the night and believes that the Argentine scores at will.

He said: "We are going up against the strongest team in the world who have a monster like Messi who scores all the time.

"Let's hope he takes it easy on Tuesday. We can't go into the game thinking we'll be fine just because we've got a two-goal advantage.

"One thing is certain - it will be another great challenge, an infinitely difficult challenge. It's always nice to play Barcelona but we will be going into an incredibly heated atmosphere."  

The winner of the tie will seal progression to the quarter finals of the Champions League. 

 

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