Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Paolo Maldini: Milan Have What It Takes To Defeat Real Madrid

Former Milan captain Paolo Maldini paid a visit to Real Madrid on Monday ahead of their Champions League fixture at the San Siro on Tuesday evening, but opined that the Rossoneri can win the crunch game.

The 41-year-old received a warm welcome from the Merengues. He exchanged a few words with ex-Diavoli star Kaka before making his predictions for the big match.

“Real are a great team and have the necessary experience to give a good account of themselves,” Maldini is quoted as saying in La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“They have Kaka, who is extraordinary. Although he struggled in the first game, he can put in a great performance.

“But Milan have what it takes to win. They have home advantage and a passionate crowd to cheer them on.

“Ronaldinho is improving and you can see he is giving his all.”

Milan conquered the Bernabeu for the first time in their history a fortnight ago. An Alexandre Pato brace and a strike from Andrea Pirlo gave the Italian giants a 3-2 victory.

Vince Masiello, Goal.com