After escaping elimination from the Champions League against Arsenal in the round of 16, AC Milan found themselves paired in the quarterfinals with perhaps the most formidable side in the Champions League, FC Barcelona.
Barcelona are by no means an easy side to defeat and after drubbing Bayer Leverkusen 10-2 on aggregate in the round of 16. With their strong attack that is led by the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi, Barça appears to be on top of their game.
But Barcelona's dominance does not necessarily mean that they will advance into the semifinals for a fifth consecutive season. There are still reasons to believe that Milan could win this matchup and reach their first semifinal in six years.
Here are some reasons why Milan can knock out Barcelona...