Guardiola expecting AC Milan to score at Camp Nou

Although the first leg at the Giuseppe Meazza last Wednesday produced no goals, the Catalans' coach is envisaging a far more open encounter this time around
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes that the Blaugrana will have to score at least twice in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal clash with AC Milan on Tuesday night because he does not foresee his side keeping a clean sheet.

The two sides drew 0-0 at San Siro last week in the first leg but the former Spain international is anticipating goals in their return meeting at Camp Nou.

"I think Milan will score against us,” Guardiola admitted during his pregame press conference in Catalunya. “That's why we need to be very sharp on the attack and make the most of the chances we create."

It emerged on Monday morning that influential Blaugrana midfielder Xavi was a major doubt for the visit of the Rossoneri because of a muscular problem but, according to Guardiola, the World Cup winner is in contention to start.

"He's been named to the squad; that means he could play," the 41-year-old coach stated.

Barca's second leg showdown with Milan gets underway at 2:45 p.m. CET.

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