Ancelotti comes to champions' defence

May 17, 2005
AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Liverpool should have the right to defend the Champions League title if they beat them in the final in Istanbul on May 25.

Ancelotti is surprised by UEFA's decision to deny Rafael Benitez's outfit a place in next season's top European competition even if the Barclays Premiership outfit lift the trophy next week.

Liverpool just missed the cut to qualify for next season's top continental tournament after finishing fifth in the Premier ...

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