Taarabt: AC Milan do not fear Atletico

The Morocco international insists his side deserved to win the first leg and remains confident they can reach the Champions League quarter-finals

Adel Taarabt has insisted that AC Milan do not fear Atletico Madrid ahead of the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in Spain on Tuesday.

The Serie A outfit have it all to do at the Vicente Calderon after Diego Costa's late strike at San Siro gave Atletico a crucial advantage heading into the return leg, but Taarabt can see no reason why Milan cannot go and produce the result they need to reach the quarter-finals of the competition.

"We should have won at San Siro. It could have been 2-0 in our favour, but we were unlucky," he told the club's official television channel.

"On Tuesday we've got no fear about taking on Atletico Madrid.

"They're a strong side and they're second in the Spanish league, but the Champions League is a different competition.

"At San Siro we showed that we can dominate, I see no reason why we can't do the same over there in Madrid."

Clarence Seedorf's side go into the game having lost their last two league fixtures, leaving them 10th in the Serie A table.