Barcelona skipper Carles Puyol has welcomed their Champions League draw with AC Milan.

The 34-year-old centre-back has conceded that he is happy with the prospect of facing the Rossoneri.

"I am very happy," he told reporters. "I said the other week that I wanted Milan, not because they are easy, but because I've always liked them.

"It is going to be a very nice tie.

"Our familiarity with Milan is neither good nor bad. We know each other but also some of the other rivals.

"The knockout games are always very complicated. Anyway, it's a long way away."