28 Feb 2009

Favourites AC Milan knocked out of UEFA Cup

7:03 am on 28 February 2009

AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that finishing in the top three in Italy's Serie A football league and qualifying for the lucrative Champions League is all Milan have left to play for this season.

Pre-tournament favourites Milan were knocked out of the UEFA Cup by Werder Bremen on Friday after a 2-2 draw sent the German side through to the last 16 on away goals.

Bremen went down two nil early on but struck twice late in the second half to stun the Italian giants.

With Milan's Serie A title hopes looking slender the club's early exit from the second-tier European competition will increase speculation that Ancelotti is in danger of losing his job.