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Champions League Special: Allegri v Barcelona 2-0 @ San Siro

Here’s the 2013 recap of when AC Milan met Barcelona at San Siro with Max Allegri as manager. The second leg saw a massive collapse in which Milan were overturned, but the first leg stands today as one of Max Allegri’s finest tactical achievements as Milan manager. 

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Milan v Barcelona Post-Match Comments

Milan survived Barcelona on Tuesday night. I say survived, but some would point out that both sides had gold-edged opportunities to put bag the winner, but to be honest, neither side put forth a performance worthy of three points. A draw is the right result, and it’s to be expected in the umpteenth meeting of these two storied clubs in the 3rd year running of sharing a group pot.

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Milan v Barcelona Post-Match Comments

Milan met Barcelona on Wednesday with the same formation that Barcelona have mastered, a 4-3-3. This was the Rossoneri’s most used formation throughout the season so far (not to mention their most successful) however, the formation required significant tweaking from manager Max Allegri, who was more than up to the task.

What was it that made Milan successful and Barcelona unsuccessful? Defense, really. Barcelona’s was sloppy and they made several individual errors at the back, whereas Milan were more organized than they’ve been at any other point under Allegri’s reign, and were clinical with their finishing.

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Champions League Preview: AC Milan v. Barcelona

Date: Wednesday, February 20 2013

Kickoff: 2:45 PM ET (USA) / 20:45 CET (ITA)

League Positions: Milan (3rd in Serie A), Barcelona (1st in La Liga)

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy

Network: Fox Soccer Channel

Milan has improved a great deal since the start of this campaign, but let’s not sugarcoat it. This tie is an extremely tall order. Barcelona are a familiar foe (unfortunately) and while Rossoneri players and bosses have declared this to be a psychological benefit that will all go out the window when the opening whistle blows.

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