Milan now have 50-50 chance of knocking out Barca, says Seedorf
Published 12:11 29/03/12 By MirrorFootball
Clarence Seedorf claimed Milan's quarter-final with Barcelona is balanced at 50-50 after the goalless first leg at the San Siro.
The Dutchman said: "We played a great game - it is a good result gives us the chance to qualify for the next round.
"They only have to play for the win, whereas we will have two out of three results at our disposal.
"One goal will be enough in the Camp Nou and we will have more players available. If we play well, we can do it.
"Every side has a weak spot and we can definitely bring home a draw. Barcelona are the strongest team in the world but all cycles come to an end and we are in form. We have a 50 per cent chance to do it."
Jose Mourniho's Inter Milan knocked out Barcelona in the 2010 semi-finals 3-2 on aggregate after winning the first leg 3-1.
Seedorf added: "Italian teams know how to defend, while tonight we alternated moments in which we pushed up and others sitting back.
"Are we going to be like Jose Mourinho's Inter? Don't forget Milan got there first..."
Lionel Messi admitted the tie was finely balanced.
"It's a dangerous situation," said the Argentine. "Either team could go through, we hope we can score so it will be us. We deserved to win."
Javier Mascherano said: "The pitch was a problem in the stadium and it affects other teams.
"It's the result that we finished with, I believe that we deserved more. If we play next week's match like today, I'm sure we'll go through."