Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti praised the contribution of his defence after watching his team overcome Bayern Munich 4-1 in the second leg of their Champions League encounter.
The result meant that last season’s losing finalists reached the quarter-finals of this year’s competition, while Bayern must come to terms with another disappointing season on the European stage.
“Alessandro Nesta and Kakha Kaladze were great at the back,” said Ancelotti
“The full backs did so much attacking, the midfield was aggressive and strikers produced four goals – its hard to find a way to say more than that.
“We won with great application and quality, with everyone involved, it was really nice to see,” added the Milan coach.
Bayern coach Felix Magath was unhappy with some of the refereeing decisions.
“It was a sad night,” Bayern coach Felix Magath told reporters after the game.
“The first (Milan) goal was offside and there were several other decisions against us that could be discussed,” he said.
“When that happens against such a strong team as Milan, it’s always going to be very difficult.
“We had our chances to level the match at 2-2 but then they caught us off guard with that goal early in the second half,” he added.
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