Barcelona can beat AC Milan, insists Antic

The 64-year-old has voiced his opinion that the Blaugrana can still progress in Europe, despite a rocky run of form
Former Barcelona and Real Madrid coach Radomir Antic believes the Catalans can overturn their first-leg defeat to AC Milan and book their ticket for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The Blaugrana were beaten 2-0 at San Siro earlier this month, and after a 3-1 Copa del Rey loss to Real Madrid on Tuesday, many believe European elimination could well be on the cards, though Antic insists the tie remains in the balance.

"Barcelona have the quality to turn things around against Milan," the Serbian told La Xarxa Radio.

"It is much easier to attack and charge forward when you're 2-0 down than when it's only 1-0 in my opinion. You have nothing to lose when you're 2-0 down and must attack.

"The important thing is that Barcelona believe in themselves and are convinced that they can make it happen."

The second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie takes place at Camp Nou on March 12.