Proud Rossoneri!

Tonight may have seen one of Europe's most successful sides fail to qualify for the quarter finals of the Champions League but many positives can be taken from this elimination allowing for the Rossoneri to walk out with their heads held high.

The first leg against Tottenham may have been a disappointing result and spectacle on Milan's behalf, seeing Gennaro Gattuso causing controversy, however; the second leg brought about a fine display of football with the Italian side.

Milan dominated the play in every aspect of the game at White Hart Lane, with just the final touch failing them. The Diavoli played a composed, skilled and controlled passing game that reminded fans of the vintage Milan with which they fell in love with.

The defence of Abate, Nesta, Silva and Jankulovski remained a fortress as nothing was let through. The two centre men controlled the team from the back by picking up loose balls, distributing balls to the flanks and down the centre as well as making perfectly timed tackles.

Jankulovski and Abate had fantastic games as they ran and dropped back without any hesitation. Crosses and passes were flying in from the wings allowing for Pato and Robinho to move freely around the ball.

After the last few top-notch displays Abate has really proven his worth in the squad and it is only a matter of time that he gets called into the Italian National side.

Kevin-Prince Boateng was once again on form, by making endless runs and distributing the ball to his fellow forwards. Whilst Seedorf had his best game in ages. Given the Captain's armband with the abscence of Ambrosini, Gattuso and Pirlo, Seedorf was a work horse in the field. Not only did he push forward but he dropped back whenever Abate or Jankulovski pushed forward. Total football at it is best was displayed by the Dutch-man.

It was a game that saw little controversy, a bit of bad luck for the rossoneri, brilliant defending by both sides and smooth flowing passing. An absolute pleasure to watch, making the elimination that much more easier to digest.

Nevertheless; the Rossoneri are still top of the table and the Scudetto is theirs to lose. If they continue to put in performances like tonight they will undoubtedly be picking up their 19th Scudetto come the end of the season.

Thank you Milan, you did us proud.


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