Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has dedicated the team’s win over Barcelona to his boss Silvio Berlusconi.
The Rossoneri ran out 2-0 winners on their own turf on Wednesday evening after successfully frustrating the Catalan outfit.
“All the fans should know who they have to thank,” began Galliani after the first leg Champions League Last 16 win.
“We have to dedicate this win to President Berlusconi as it’s the 27th anniversary of his acquisition of the club.
“President Berlusconi brought this club to the top of the world. The fans shouldn’t forget this – even when we lose to Sampdoria at home and not only when we win against Barcelona…”
A much-changed Milan had started the season very poorly, but have found form both domestically and in Europe.
“If I think of where we were after eight games played this season. Football is beautiful as you never know what can happen, but not even the most optimistic fan would have imagined this.
“Tonight’s game was extraordinary and will stay in our memories for a long time.
“We were a bit timid up front in the first half but the goal helped us. Then there was, once again, this characteristic that we’ve shown this season of playing better in the second half.
“We did very well and I have to say that, in my opinion, our Coach was very, very good. We played a perfect match – it was a great game, played with great determination and character.”