Ibrahimovic: We can still win it

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic insists his club's belief they will go all the way in this season's UEFA Champions League remains unshaken despite last night's defeat to Barcelona. The Italians lost 3-2 at the San Siro but will progress to the knockout stages in second place from Group H behind holders Barça.

"We can go all the way in the Champions League," said Ibrahimovic, who scored against his former club. "We are a team that is growing. We are in good form and doing the necessary work to arrive at the level that Barcelona is."

Milan had held Barça to a 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp in their group opener but showed greater courage this time around. "We challenged Barça and we did all we could to win," Ibrahimovic said. "I thought it was a beautiful game. There were five goals and two teams who, despite having already qualified to the next round, gave their all."

Milan's last group game is at Plzen on 6 December.