With reference to the protest lodged by FC Barcelona regarding the condition of the pitch at the San Siro, A.C. Milan wishes to communicate that:

1)The watering of the pitch within an hour before kick-off, as agreed in the organizational meeting yesterday morning was not done due to the already high levels of humidity of the pitch.

2)The general state of the pitch, which the Barcelona team trained on the previous evening without any problems, was declared to be acceptable by the referees and the UEFA delegates.