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Montolivo: AC Milan should not have sat back

AC Milan captain Riccardo Montolivo admits they failed to impose themselves on Ajax.

Milan came away from Amsterdam with a Champions League point after their 1-1 draw.

"Ajax started very strong and they make possession their greatest weapon," said Montolivo.

"Perhaps we were a little too deep in the first half, but the game changed after the break and we could've taken the lead."

Mario Balotelli was available, as his three-match ban only applies to Serie A, and converted a last-gasp penalty.

"Balotelli is our added value and simply too important for this team. He made mistakes, but these things happen and you can't make someone carry the cross forever."

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