Arrigo Sacchi lauds Malaga

Former Milan boss Arrigo Sacchi has praised Malaga and boss Manuel Pellegrini ahead of the Champions League clash between the clubs.

Sacchi, who led the Rossoneri to back-to-back European Cup successes in the late eighties and early nineties, now works for the Italian Football Federation and few are better qualified to talk about Wednesday night’s clash at La Rosaleda.

“Milan will come across a special Malaga who are enjoying a great spell,” the 66-year-old told Radio COPE. “Right now Milan is going through a difficult time but there is so much history there, so much pride, that I hope it ends well.”

Sacchi also warned of the dangers of a Malaga side that has won both its opening group games 3-0 and sits third in La Primera.

“Malaga have players of the quality of [Javier] Saviola, Joaquin [Sanchez], Isco and [Martin] Demichelis, and are a team that is doing well in La Liga and the Champions League.

“Milan will need to be careful because they could be taking some very big risks,” he said, before showing admiration for Pellegrini and Isco.

“They look a good team, although they don’t have a great history and are not famous, but they play some stylish football.

“Pellegrini has always been a top-class Coach and, I repeat, they have some great players that I know well.

“The most interesting at the moment is Isco but they all play very well, like all Pellegrini’s teams.”

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