AC Milan coach Allegri admits Villa selection surprised him

AC Milan coach Max Allegri admits Barcelona's selection of David Villa took him by surprise. Barca surprised by picking David Villa in the starting XI, but it proved a masterstroke.

AC Milan coach Max Allegri admits Barcelona's selection of David Villa took him by surprise.

Barca surprised by picking David Villa in the starting XI, but it proved a masterstroke.

“David Villa’s position caused us a lot of problems. The passing was also so quick that we had to defend a little deeper. Despite it all, we had a great chance to get the away goal and even the equaliser. Against great champions, it’s always difficult to qualify, even after the first leg.

“It’s a shame we tended to give Barcelona opportunities by failing to clear the ball properly.”

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