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Friday December 21 2012
Allegri: ‘Barca best in world’

Milan Coach Massimiliano Allegri and director Umberto Gandini have cursed the club’s luck in again drawing Barcelona in the Champions League.

The Rossoneri have been paired with La Blaugrana in the Last 16 of this year’s edition of the competition, to follow on from last year’s group stage and quarter-final meetings.

“We ended up with the strongest team in the world,” Allegri reflected to Milan Channel.

“We’ll still try to get through this round, hoping to be luckier than we were last year.”

For director Gandini, the draw was a point of irritiation.

“This must be the fifth or sixth time we’ve been paired with Barcelona in a draw. Their visit has become almost a regular occurrence.

“We are growing and there is still time to improve, so we’ll give our best and see what the result is.

“We’re facing a side we know very well and they’ve had a few more problems than usual in the group stage this season. We hope that Milan can end this taboo and beat Barcelona.

“This is the biggest obstacle we could’ve drawn and it’ll be a test of the side’s maturity. We can win the Champions League, as Milan have already won it seven times.”

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