Champions League: Barcelona 4-0 Milan (4-2 Agg) – Messi Masterclass Helps Barca Through To Last Eight (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

12th, March 2013

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By Alan Duffy

Barcelona 4-0 Milan (agg 4-2) – Champions League – 12th March 2013

Lionel Messi was at his beguiling best at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night, inspiring Barcelona to a well-deserved 4-0 win against AC Milan, who had held a two-goal advantage coming into the game.

The Argentine magician had found the back of the Milan net after just five minutes, courtesy of a magnificent back-lift-free curler which goalkeeper Christian Abbiati could only watch as it flew into the top-corner.

The Rossoneri simply couldn’t deal with the home side’s trademark passing and pressing game but youngster M’Baye Niang did have a great chance to level the scores on 39 minutes after finding himself one on one with Victor Valdes. However, the French attacker’s effort came back off the post and that miss was to prove pivotal in the game as almost immediately, Messi made it 2-0, after firing home through Philippe Mexes’ legs. However, it was not the visitor’s night in any respect, as Messi had been in an offside position when he received the ball before scoring.

After the break, the Spaniards took the lead in the tie overall when David Villa evaded full-back Kevin Constant, before producing a sumptuous curling finish.

Massimiliano Allegri sent on Robinho and Sulley Muntari to rescue the tie and while the Italians did start to create chances, they never really looked like getting back into the tie. And then at the death, full-back Jordi Alba made it 4-0 to give the all-conquering Catalans a 4-2 aggregate victory. That win at the Nou Camp also saw a side two goals down from the first leg of a Champions League tie (and without an away goal) go on to the win the tie outright. Yet another record broken by Messi and co. It’s getting boring now!

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6 Comments

  1. Jarren says:

    I was really hoping that Milan could get a draw tonight, but in the end it was all down to that man again.

    As boring as Barcelona are to watch, it is more than not balanced out by the sheer joy of watching Messi score.

    The big question is, how can he be lured away from Camp Nou to spend 3 lovely years at the Brittania?

    Come on Lionel, you know you want to. The weather’s lovely.

  2. MGJ says:

    Barca boring?! Ah yes a Stoke supporter, that explains it.

  3. TravisKOP says:

    @jarren hahaha classic comment, love it.

    seriously though i smell a bayern barca final if they dont knock eachother out before then

  4. Nuno says:

    @MGJ
    Half the world considers Barca’s game boring… More than half the passes are backwards, and many of their passes only work because the other teams almost fall asleep watching it. It’s good to see the highlights, they DO make great plays, but that’s once in a while, the rest of the game they’re just trying to make the defenders fall asleep. Boring!

  5. Sultan says:

    I guess you don’t count Galatasaraay highlights or report… :( !

  6. MGJ says:

    Better to lump long balls to players, that’s entertainment.

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