Rijkaard delighted with battling display

April 26, 2006
By Simon Baskett
BARCELONA, April 26 (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard said it came as no surprise that his team were made to battle every inch of the way to overcome AC Milan and book their place in their first Champions League final in 12 years.

The Catalan side, who had lost on their last two semi-final appearances in 2000 and 2002, edged out the six-times European champions 1-0 on aggregate after a 0-0 draw at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

'We did the job, achieved our objective ...

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