AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti admits he sees Ronaldinho and Andriy Shevchenko as "challenges".

The pair sat out last night's victory over Reggina and Ancelotti said: "I like challenges, I have accepted this, just as I accepted even Ronaldinho and Shevchenko, and hope to overcome it.

"The exclusions of Ronaldinho and Shevchenko are related only to the conditions of the players. It's crazy to think that Ronaldinho is not important for the Milan."