Next Match: at home to Roma, December 16
Europe: UEFA Champions League (Group H)
AC Milan go into Monday's match against unbeaten Roma invigorated by Wednesday's goalless result against Ajax that qualified the Rossoneri for the knockout stages of the Champions League for a fourth consecutive year. The Rossoneri needed a point to finish second in Group H and held on for a vital draw despite playing down to 10 men for 68 minutes after midfielder Riccardo Montolivo was sent off. "I have to congratulate my players," AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri said. "It was a difficult game playing with 11 so you can imagine what it was like to play against Ajax in numerical inferiority. We defended well and I'm delighted we have gone through. Now we must turn our attention to the domestic competition." Milan have won just one of their last seven Serie A games and last weekend's 2-2 draw at Livorno left the Rossoneri in ninth place, 19 points behind second-place Roma.