AC Milan midfielder Riccardo Montolivo is excited facing Barcelona tonight in the Champions League.

The 28-year-old midfielder has conceded that he is excited at the prospect of pitting his wits against the best in Europe.

"We are aware of the difficulties that we will face," he told a Press conference. "But we cannot wait to take to the pitch.

"We are excited to measure ourselves against an opponent of the highest calibre.

"I know it's going to be tough, but if we stay focused and sacrifice ourselves, who knows what will happen."