28 March 2012

The keys to the Milan-Barça

San Siro tonight will host one of the best games that can be seen in Europe. A Milan-Barça from SPORT delves into the hands of the best specialists.

Passed the knockout round of the Champions League, Barça will face no more and no less than against Milan. A history that is getting on track in Europe and try to catch a Barca team that starts as favorite theory in the tie. The two lived history this season in the preliminary stage of the Champions League (2-2 at Camp Nou and 2-3 in San Siro) will be in everyone's memory, but there are nuances and different aspects in a cross that promises strong emotions.

The Milan-Barça will be a clash of styles. The leisurely game of Barça against the intensity and momentum of a brilliant Milan three quarters of a field forward. "The key is knowing who will get to impose the kind of game that suits you," Bruno said Alemany, a specialist in international football Cadena SER.

While Barça will try to "bring out their leisurely game automations and 'living area'"-as noted by Borja Pardo, a contributor to international footballCadena COPE-, "AC Milan party suits schizophrenic round back. An exchange of blows in which expected to win the punch in Ibrahimovic, Boateng and company, "says Bruno Alemany, which coincides with the analyst Carlos Rosende, which highlights that Barça will have to avoid fast transition game," AC Milan, a priori, search grouped behind the ball by lifting its two ends to harm the turnover after FC Barcelona ".

That's where Milan is the most dangerous, that "seek to build on the good set of backs Ibrahimovic to reach second-rate men," as Toni says Padilla, head of sports diari 'ARA'.

"They will try to cut the circuit Busquets-Xavi-Iniesta. These three must move fast and accurate. And if the lost ball Barça will have to carry out an effective pressure and intense 6 seconds if the ball is lost because the transition Rossoneri defense-attack is very dangerous. Probably this is the greatest risk to Valdés, "adds the analyst Marti Perarnau.

The low-Thiago Silva and Van Bommel injury-sanction-weakened defensive milanista a network that already is not one of the strengths of the team Allegri. "Thiago Silva is, right now, the best central defender in Serie A and Van Bommel is the player who, along with Boateng, brand identity of this Milan muscle," says Andrea de Pauli, correspondent for "Corriere dello Sport 'in Spain, and which calls for a defense formed by Mexes and Nesta in the centre-backs, with Zambrotta Mesbah or Antonini on the full-backs.

"With a hard look low so important that Milan can leave a clean sheet in San Siro. It could even fit several goals, "adds Sergio Santomé, partner program 'International Scoreboard' on Radio Marca.

The requirement that defense to put Barça to AC Milan is one aspect that stress analysts polled by SPORT, especially if Guardiola's men are able to offer its best. "The speed of ball movement will be key. This Milan suffers a high rate and if they move the ball and he dominates, he reaches far and has a hard time, "says Fernando Gospel, a specialist in international football Cadena Cope.

"A fast dynamic game is your greatest fear. So try to slow the pace of Barça being aggressive and pushing the ball out, "says José David López, responsible for the website 'El Engage', who believes that the azulgranas would do well not to trust the team 'Rossoneri', in especially in the early minutes of play.

"Milan remains true competitiveness and experience they bring the age of many of its players, but especially large doses of survival. It is able to draw at the Camp Nou with offensive presence only in the first and final minute of play, to harm a Barça with three defenders in San Siro or, having thrashed in the eighth leg of Arsenal, temporize and look without embarrassment the marker stay in London while a goal advantage, "aptly summarizes analyst Daniel Cana

Many attractions and many details. 180 minutes of football ahead in a tie which promises well. In short, the best of the Champions League starting at 20:45 hours. (via SPORT)