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AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf has said that one of the reasons for his club exiting the Champions League at the quarter-final stage was the lack of clinical finishing against Barcelona. AC Milan were up against a tough fixture in the form of Barcelona, but they managed the first leg against the Spanish opponents quite admirably.

The 0-0 first leg result had given the impetus to AC Milan to win the tie in the second leg because an away goal would have given them incredible advantage in the match. Speaking after the first leg encounter between the two clubs, Clarence Seedorf said that he was extremely satisfied with the 0-0 draw, but felt that AC Milan could have done much better if they had clinical finishing.

Robinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the best chances for AC Milan, but they both failed to convert their chances. Stubborn defending from AC Milan saw them not concede a goal against Barcelona for the first time in three years in the Champions League. Due to the importance of away goals in the Champions League, AC Milan will be looking to qualify for the semifinals with an away goal at the Camp Nou.

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