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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