Guardiola expects Milan to score
April 03, 2012 11:43:28 UK
Barcelona head coach Pep Guardiola believes that his side may need to score several times to see off AC Milan in their Champions League quarter-final second leg.
The two sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg in the San Siro and Guardiola is wary of a Rossoneri outfit who he has backed to find the net in the Camp Nou.
I think they could score more than one goal, so we have to find the way to score more.Pep Guardiola
He told reporters: "The situation is simple - the winner will be in the semi-finals. It's easy to analyse that, so we have to win the match.
"We have to think that Milan will score and they are capable enough of scoring at least one goal.
"I think we will have possession of the ball, but we have to find the way to create chances. I think they could score more than one goal, so we have to find the way to score more."
Holders Barcelona are 1.18 to reach the last four and 6.00 to win by a 2-0 scoreline on Tuesday evening, while Milan are 4.50 to progress to a meeting with either Chelsea or Benfica.
Meanwhile, Guardiola also confirmed that midfield playmaker Xavi is a doubt due to a calf injury that has kept him out of training in the last couple of days.
Milan will be without defender Thiago Silva and midfielder Mark van Bommel, but Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato could feature for the first time since late February.
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