AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has hopes of Mario Balotelli making their Champions League clash with Barcelona.

Balotelli missed the 1-0 win over Udinese on Saturday with a thigh problem, but he could make his return to action at San Siro.

"Balotelli is doing better," said Allegri. "We'll check on his condition in training today and we'll see if he can be called up."

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