Bigmatch AC MILAN VS BARCELONA, (Messi vs Ibrahimovic) Champions League 2012
The club was founded in 1899 under the name "Cricket and Football Club Milan '(Milan Cricket and Football Club) by Englishman Alfred Edwards. Associazione Calcio Milan later became better known as AC Milan or simply Milan, not Milano. Rossoneri is the nickname of AC Milan, with pride in red uniforms, Black, AC Milan is one of the most accomplished teams in Italy, in addition to Juventus and Inter Milan.
Italian League 2006/07 season is the toughest season for AC Milan, AC Milan since been shown to be involved with the mafia scandal referee and setting the result (score) matches or known as Calciopoli. AC Milan punished with a reduction of 44 points in season 2005/06 then, so that AC Milan missed the chance to follow the Champions League. Not only that, but AC Milan will start the Serie A season 2006/07 with the initial point -15.
Full name: Associazione Calcio Milan SpA 1899
Epithet: Rossoneri (Red-Black)
Stadium: San Siro, Milan, Italy, the capacity of 80.018
Costume: Black-Black Red Line (Cage), White-White (Away), Black-Black (Away)
Club owner: Silvio Berlusconi
Coach: Massimiliano Allegri
The club, which has the motto 'Mas Que Es El Barca Un Club "Barcelona is not just a club, founded by 12 men led by Joan Gamper on November 29, 1899 in Catalonia.
Barcelona is a reflection of the Spanish left-wing political stance, the attitude of the oppressed, a nation (Catalonia), which will only be part of a country.
Through the Catalonia Barcelona is to show them the advantages of the Spanish colonizers. Especially if the club is dealing with Real Madrid, who since the 1930's era General Franco government of Spain is a favorite club, this club has the motto 'May lost to other clubs, with Real Madrid origin'.
Manuel Vazquez Montalban, a famous writer from Spain says, Barcelona as the ultimate weapon for a nation without a state.
Because the mission is considered sacred by the people of Catalonia's and Barcelona always keep the purity of purpose of the club. They do not want to be likened to another club, and would not submit to the commercial values. That's why until now Barcelona are the only club that does not allow costumes advertise.
Barcelona is the only club in Europe that the president elected by the holders of season tickets (the most pure support), nor by the board of directors and not the holders of capital. Club president candidate debate on television, campaigning presidential election proposed program as a state.
The club is nicknamed 'Barca' and 'Los Azulgranas' because costumed in blue and scarlet, the red-blue color is said to be accidentally taken from the French flag as a form of resistance against the Spanish government in Madrid.
The club is also home to world-class players such as Johan Cruyff, Maradona, Ronald Koeman, Gary Lineker, Rivaldo, Luis Figo and Ronaldo's phenomenal.
Full name: Foot Ball Club Barcelona
Nickname: Barca, Los Azulgranas
Founded: November 29, 1899
Stadium: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain
Capacity: 98 600 spectators
Costume: Red Blue Streaks-Blue (Cage), Orange-Black (Away)
President: Joan Laporta Estruch
Coach: Josep Guardiola
This season, Josep Guardiola had won at the San Siro when AC Milan beat Barcelona with a score of 2-3 in the Champions League group phase, during which he accumulated a lot of players in the middle and play 3 defenders.
Ahead of a meeting again, but this time for the leg of the inaugural round of 8, the Spaniard was asked about repeating a similar strategy, but he answered with a vague and more like a mystery.
"We will play defense that stuffed seven people, all people are under the crossbar," he joked, before saying that the match will be decided more by using his head than his feet.
"These are two teams with great players and teams with the strongest character and mentality that will be one team that drove (the semi-finals)," he said.
"We need to play a lot of football and played well, for there is there is a great atmosphere and the people shouted at us. We will try to dominate the game and then survive in tough times," he said.
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini to give support to the domestic rivals, AC Milan to Barcelona to get rid of and move away in the Champions League.
Rossoneri became the only hope of Italy in European competition this season and the steps they will be intercepted Barca in Champions League quarter-final early morning local time, beginning with the first leg at San Siro.
And for Italian football, Chiellini will be supporting their rivals win the scudetto.
"Any fans will watch this fight. For us Italians, it would be nice if Milan can go as far as possible, especially at this moment when the deficit in UEFA club ranking is so big," he explained to ANSA.
While for their own pace in Serie A, Chiellini Juventus asked the penggawa not think Milan's results continue to be posted as the top standings, but just need to focus on their own performance.
"We have to think to win our matches, and it's not easy. The rest will depend on what Milan, because if they keep going like this, they would be champions," said Chiellini.
Milan Back Robinho Strengthened
Robinho, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Maxi Lopez AC Milan squad for the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Barcelona on Thursday (29/3), at the San Siro.
Crisis have not disappeared from the player Milan.
Thiago Silva, Alexandre Pato, Ignazio Abate, Antonio Cassano, Mathieu Flamini, Rodney Strasser, Gennaro Gattuso and Pippo Inzaghi are all still sidelined through injury, although some of them are not registered for this competition.
Mark Van Bommel could strengthen the Milan midfield due to hit the card accumulation.
The good news for coach Massimiliano Allegri, the injection power up front with Robinho and Maxi's return from injury.
Milan to Barcelona squad: Abbiati, Amelia, Antonini, Bonera, De Sciglio, Mesbah, Mexes, Nesta, Zambrotta, Yepes, Ambrosini, Aquilani, Boateng, Emanuelson, Nocerino, Seedorf, El Shaarawy, Ibrahimovic, Maxi Lopez, Robinho.
Ibrahimovic vs Messi
The former Italy defender, Fulvio Collovati sure would be difficult to choose who is more intense between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Lionel Messi, ahead of the clash at the San Siro two early morning hrs.
AC Milan will host Barcelona in the quarter-final first leg Champions League, the party that will bring Ibrahimovic back to his former club in this season, after the two clashed also in the group phase.
Messi has shown a sensational performance with Barca this season, while Ibra's performance for the Rossoneri was no less fierce, so Collovati also claim if the level is difficult to compare the two.
"Messi and Ibra, we're talking about two of the three best players of the world, with Cristiano Ronaldo," said the former AC Milan and Inter defender was on Goal.com.
"How do you choose one of the two? They both are part of the world's elite football. Both are great, although obviously each has its own characteristics."
"Ibra need a team that was built for him, while Messi is perfect when paired in a mechanism, such as Barcelona, playing with the ball horizontally and positioned at the front lines," he added.
"Maybe Messi is more to a settlement, even though Ibra, at least this year, also scored many goals."