Celtic to attack Milan in search of point

December 3, 2007

MILAN, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Celtic will attack AC Milan and go for the win rather than playing for the point they need to reach the Champions League last 16, manager Gordon Strachan said on Monday.

'Even if it is difficult, during the 90 minutes we will try to ignore news coming from the other ground,' Strachan told a news conference.

'We anyhow must go on the field with our usual attitude - to play, to enjoy ourselves and to try to win.

'We don't have a scientific formula for doing well away. If I knew it, I'd apply it.'

Celtic, three points ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk in Group D, visit San Siro on Tuesday with a draw enough to join the already-qualified holders in the knockout stages.

The Scottish league leaders beat Milan 2-1 at home in October and a similar result would make them finish top of the group.

Shakhtar, who have a better head-to-head over the Scots, must beat eliminated Benfica at home and hope an expected Milan reserve side win in this final round of matches.