Paulo Futre has said that despite having played for Milan, his support tonight lies firmly with Atletico Madrid.

Futre spent six years with Atletico between 1987 and 1993 and returned for a second spell towards the end of his career, playing a handful of games between 1997 and 1998.

He had a brief time with Milan in the mid-1990s and told Marca it wasn’t enough to stop him supporting the Spanish side.

“I want Atletico to go through. There's no comparison. I'm a Colchonero,” the former winger said.

“During my time with Milan I saw what a great club it is, and it was miles ahead of other teams at that point,” Futre continued.

“We had an outstanding team: Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi, Billy Costacurta, Mauro Tassotti…George Weah was out of this world.

“It was incredible, and we even had Fabio Capello in the dugout. It was an honour to work with him.

“Historically speaking Milan are much stronger than [Atletico], but history won't be on the pitch.

“Milan are having an awful season but we can't get too confident because the side has great players like Mario Balotelli, amongst others, who could really do us some damage.”

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