AC Milan coach Leonardo has again publicly criticised Ronaldinho after their 0-0 draw at Livorno. "If Ronaldinho is in good shape, really wants to play and behaves in a certain manner, then he can be important for the team," said Leonardo.
There was a marked difference in the team when Ronaldinho was substituted in the second half to make way for Andrea Pirlo and even his staunch supporters noticed.
"I saw a game of two halves. We were much better in the second half after Pirlo and [Pippo] Inzaghi came on," added Rossoneri vice-president Adriano Galliani.
"Towards the end I saw a good Milan with scoring opportunities that could have won. In the first half there was no service and no real forward play.
"Now we have to focus on Marseille, our real rivals in the Champions League considering Real Madrid will certainly qualify with one of the two top spots in the group.
"We need to be on the game right from the start and win starting from Tuesday."