AC Milan captain Massimo Ambrosini says there's great anticipation amongst the players ahead of their Champions League clash with Barcelona.

Milan go to Spain defending a 2-0 aggregate lead.

"We have so much to lose and so much to gain," he told a Press conference. "We have players with a lot of experience in Serie A, and it's only right we pass on that knowledge.

"Barcelona will take hold of this game, but our main weapon is the counter-attack.

"We have the grit between our teeth and are ready for any situation."