Barca reached the Championship finals holding AC Milan to a draw. Both teams failed to score but the game was dominated by Barca with Ronaldinho and Ludovic Guily combining well again. Only some fine goalkeeping by Dida kept AC in the game.
But the Milanese felt that they were robbed 20 minutes before the final whistle when Andrei Shevchenko's header was disallowed because he had committed a foul against Barca defender Carlos Puyol. Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti said he saw no reason why Shevchenko's goal should have been disallowed and stressed that the game could have gone either way.
"Shevchenko's goal was absolutely legal," he said. "He jumped and hardly touched Puyol when he headed it.