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Barcelona vs AC Milan takes place in the Champions League on Wednesday night in one of the biggest games of the round in Europe's premium football competition. Even though Barcelona will be favorites in this last 16 clash, Milan will be hoping to take advantage of playing in Italy in this first leg and take some kind of advantage to the Nou Camp next month for the second leg.
The game is scheduled to kick off at 7.45 p.m. UK time and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has insisted that his side would not be any kind of "sacrificial lambs" in this encounter with the Spanish giants, and he is confident Milan can give as good as they get.
Allegri has said, "We are facing the best team in the world but I do not accept that everyone has been making us out to be the sacrificial lamb."
Milan have had a tough season, and especially at the start of the season they struggled significantly. However, over recent months they have found more consistency and they have risen to fourth in Serie A in Italy.
Even though Barcelona are widely recognized as the best club team in world football, they face a side with a winning tradition on Europe's biggest stage. AC Milan have won the European Cup or Champions League seven times - in 1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003 and 2007. Only Real Madrid, who have won nine times, have been more successful.
Barcelona assistant boss Jordi Roura has commented prior to the big game that Barcelona are not favorites, and that his side will show full respect to what AC Milan are capable of. He has said, "I don't think we are favorites. We have a lot of respect for Milan who have the most titles compared to anyone else. When the top teams meet in the knock-out phase there are no favorites," according to BBC Sport.
Barcelona vs AC Milan kicks off at 7.45 p.m. UK time and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.