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European giants Real Madrid and AC Milan were last night given the shock of their lives when they both lost in their respective first leg knockout ties.

7 time European champions AC Milan suffered their worst defeat ever at the hands of Manchester United as they were beaten 3-2 at home to end their dominance at the San Siro  over the English club.

Real Madrid lost 1-0 away to Olympique Lyon and they will now have to win convincingly to ensure they progress to the quarters. Lately, the Merengues have been a pale shadow of their former selves at least in Europe and they will want to avoid another disappointing exit from Europe’s elite club competition to appease their fans.

Milan on the other hand have an uphill task when they meet United at Old Trafford for their return fixture. The rossoneri will have to beat the Red Devils with a huge goal margin to tip the balance in their favour.

I have to say Milan played a good game last night and their star Ronaldinho just seems to be getting better with every game. The Brazilian scored one and set up team mate Seedorf for Milan’s masterpiece second. They only have themselves to blame for their missed chances. Huntelaar, Antonini, Pirlo and Ronaldinho all missed chances that would have won the game for Milan.

History Fsvours Milan but i think the rossoneri bit off more than they can chew, However, they can still cause a surprise 3 weeks from yesterday.

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