Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has pointed out that Tuesday's Champions League meeting with Auxerre will be crucial for the rest of the competition and added that the French side won't be pushovers.
"Auxerre will have a very different team compared to our first meeting. This team have played some good games – beating Ajax was a difficult thing to do," the Milan coach was quoted as saying by uefa.com.
"On Tuesday they have to win. It will be a game with a lot of intensity, and will be crucial for the rest of the competition.
"We have to win if we want to ease some of the pressure on ourselves before the last game in Milan against Ajax.