Malaga playing to win, says Pellegrini

05 November 2012 08:47

Malaga will be going all out to take the three points against Italian opponents AC Milan in Tuesday's Champions League match, said the Spanish outfit's coach Manuel Pellegrini on Monday.

Malaga have been the surprise thus far of this season's tournament in their maiden Champions League campaign winning all three of their matches, including a 1-0 home win over Milan last month, to sit atop of Group C.

"Milan don't worry us, in spite of last weekend's 5-1 home win (over Serie A rivals Chievo)," said Pellegrini, whose side can book their place in the knockout stage with victory.

"We are not Chievo, even if we accept that the match will not be easy.

"We will be playing to win. Milan has a huge tradition, but it is not history we are playing against, we proved that in our home match," added the 59-year-old Chilean.

Milan need a result as they are holding onto second place - the last qualifying spot - by just a point from Russian champions Zenit St Petersburg, who play Anderlecht in Brussels on Tuesday.

Source: AFP