AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti insists Ronaldo was fit enough to play for last week's clash with Livorno - which left the Brazilian with a knee injury.

Ancelotti said: "Ronaldo was not in optimal condition, but if we have a list of players who were not in optimal condition, there is also Pippo Inzaghi, Serginho and others.

"It's one thing to be in optimal condition, another is to be available to play: Ronaldo was available to play."