AC Milan coach Leonardo knows he must axe Ronaldinho

AC Milan coach Leonardo is ready to AXE Ronaldinho for their Champions League clash with Olympique Marseille.

AC Milan coach Leonardo is ready to AXE Ronaldinho for their Champions League clash with Olympique Marseille.

After their 0-0 draw at Livorno - and Ronaldinho's disappointing performance - Leonardo knows, with morale on a knife-edge, they cannot afford another poor result against Marseille.

Tuttosport says Leonardo will drop Ronaldinho for the game and field Clarence Seedorf behind the strike-pairing of Alexandre Pato and Pippo Inzaghi.

It's a massive call by Leonardo, who had been partly appointed coach this season due to his close relationship with Ronaldinho. While his job is not on the lime, Leonardo knows a defeat would deal a devastating psychological blow to his squad.

"If Dinho is training well - and really wants to - he can make a difference for this team," said Leonardo last night.

 
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