Messi: AC Milan matchup will be difficult for Barcelona
Speaking after the ceremony in which Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery was awarded the Best Player Award for his performances in last season’s edition of Europe’s premier club competition, the 26-year-old FIFA Ballon d’Or winner admitted that the Rossoneri represent a tough challenge for the Catalans.
“It’ll be very difficult as always,” the Argentine international told Sky.
“It’s a very balanced group, there will be beautiful matches, it will be fun to play against all three teams. It’s a difficult group just as we expected it to be.”
Il Diavolo have been knocked out of the Champions League by Barca twice in the last two seasons, and were also drawn in the same group as the Catalans for the 2011/12 edition.