Galliani: 'Messi is a monster who scores all the time'

The AC Milan CEO has told his men that their Champions League round-of-16 tie with Barcelona is far from over and hopes the Argentine "takes it easy"
AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani has warned his side that Barcelona star Lionel Messi is a monster who will be able to hurt them at any time on Tuesday.

The Rossoneri hold a 2-0 advantage going into the second leg of the two sides' Champions League round-of-16 clash at Camp Nou, and the 68-year-old feels the tie is by no means over.

"We are going up against the strongest team in the world who have a monster like Messi who scores all the time," he was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"Let's hope he takes it easy on Tuesday. We can't go into the game thinking we'll be fine just because we've got a two-goal advantage.

"One thing is certain - it will be another great challenge, an infinitely difficult challenge. It's always nice to play Barcelona but we will be going into an incredibly heated atmosphere."

Milan and Barcelona kickoff at Camp Nou at 3:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday.