AC Milan put themselves in prime position to book a place in the knockout stage with a comprehensive 3-0 win against Celtic FC which ends the Bhoys' European dreams for the season.
Kaká gave the Rossoneri a 13th-minute lead before second-half strikes from Cristián Zapata and Mario Balotelli ensured a first away victory of the campaign for Massimiliano Allegri's team. The three points set up a showdown with AFC Ajax at the San Siro on matchday six, and if Milan avoid defeat it will be they who progress alongside FC Barcelona from UEFA Champions League Group H.
We weren't outplayed. Milan took their chances, but we contributed to our own downfall. We must improve if we are to continue playing in this competition.
Neil Lennon, Celtic manager
It was not easy but hopefully this will give us confidence and we can build from here. I am sure that we can come through this difficult situation.
Christian Abbiati, Milan goalkeeper
|1||Forster (GK)||32||Abbiati (GK)|
|9||Samaras (C)||18||Montolivo (C)|
|34||N. de Jong|
|24||Załuska (GK)||35||Coppola (GK)|
|Neil Lennon (NIR)||Massimiliano Allegri (ITA)|
|Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)|