AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani sought to calm the tension surrounding Alberto Gilardino's latest substitution in last night's 2-1 defeat of Benfica.

Galliani said: "The last match we played at San Siro in Europe Gilardino scored a great goal against Manchester United.

"He is very unlucky at the moment, especially at Siena on Saturday, but he has traditionally started really scoring goals in November. His time will come and there is no Gilardino Problem."