Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti admits he is pleased to have avoided Manchester United and Roma in the draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Milan have been drawn to meet Bayern Munich in a tie that Ancelotti believes Milan stand a good chance of winning.
“Bayern Munich have a great tradition and a lot of value,’ admitted Ancelotti. ‘We know them well, having faced them in the past.
‘I would have been more disappointed to have met Roma or Manchester United at this point of the tournament. Manchester United is the team that plays the best football in Europe right now.”
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admits his players will be looking for revenge when they face Milan.
Bayern lost 5-2 on aggregate to Milan in the second round of this competition last season.
“Last year we lost convincingly 4-1 and so we have something to make up for,” he said. “We know them well and have the advantage of playing the first leg away.
“We will have to see if our dreams are still alive after that game.”