AC Milan's fitness worries ahead of their Champions League semi-final, second leg at Barcelona have eased slightly with Brazilian Cafu and striker Filippo Inzaghi declaring themselves fit for Wednesday's game.
Milan, who trail 1-0 from the first leg, were forced to substitute three players inside the opening 28 minutes of Saturday's 3-1 Serie A win at Messina.
Brazilian Kaka and Italy defender Alessandro Nesta were both substituted with injuries and then midfielder Massimo Ambrosini, who had replaced Kaka, also had to go off.
A pity. Club teams today are playing far too many games, and the players end up hurting themeselves and their teams. All for the money.
What will Brazil be like without Cafu? or Ronaldo? or Kaka? Not a nice picture, for sure.