After victory at Empoli yesterday, Kaka rapped: "We cannot consider our season as being successful, we can only say it's been good. The triumphs of Yokohama and Monte Carlo were linked to the previous Champions League success, while this season our goals were to be different.

"First there was the Champions League, the second was we had to be involved in the championship race. A distant third was to finish in the Champions League places ..."