Stadio Giuseppe Meazza - Milan 20/02/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Round of 16, First leg

Milan - Barcelona
2-0

Milan - Barcelona 2-0 - 20/02/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    An outstanding Milan performance is rewarded with an excellent win. Clinical finishes from Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari after the break give the hosts a two-goal lead to take to Barcelona, who for all their possession never really threatened Christian Abbiati thanks to a great defensive showing.
  • 90+4
    (Barcelona) blocks a shot.
  • 90+4
    Traoré (Milan) has an effort on goal.
    Lionel Messi gives the ball away allowing the substitute to power forward. The home side have three men on two defenders, but Traoré opts to shoot instead of pass, and his effort from 25 metres is easily blocked.
  • 90+3
    Boateng (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Iniesta (Barcelona).
  • 90+2
    Abate (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pedro Rodríguez (Barcelona).
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Traoré (Milan) is booked.
  • 90+1
    Traoré (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mascherano (Barcelona).
  • 90
    Niang (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Mascherano (Barcelona).
  • Substitution
    88
    Mascherano (in) - Puyol (out) (Barcelona)
  • Substitution
    88
    Traoré (in) - El Shaarawy (out) (Milan)
  • 87
    Puyol (Barcelona) misses the target.
    Barcelona are pushing for the equaliser and Xavi Hernández sends a corner to the front post where the captain cannot turn his header on goal, under pressure from Massimo Ambrosini.
  • 87
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) delivers the corner.
  • Goal
    81
    Muntari (Milan) scores!
    The lead is doubled with a great goal. M'Baye Niang breaks into the area on the right, pops the ball back to Stephan El Shaarawy in the centre, who loops a pass left to an onrushing Muntari to slam a volley into the bottom corner.
  • 80
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) delivers the free-kick wide.
    The midfielder shoots from left of centre, but the free-kick drops just over the bar.
  • 79
    Abate (Milan) is penalised for a foul on Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona).
    The substitute holds it up well 25 metres from goal, before the full-back brings him down. Xavi Hernández or Lionel Messi look the likely candidates to shoot.
  • 78
    El Shaarawy (Milan) is flagged for offside.
  • 78
    El Shaarawy (Milan) takes the corner.
  • 76
    Iniesta (Barcelona) misses the target.
    Barcelona show their patience is being tested, as instead of continuing their usual passing around the area the midfielder tries his luck from 25 metres. The low effort zips just wide.
  • Substitution
    75
    Niang (in) - Pazzini (out) (Milan)
    The Frenchman enters the game to make his first UEFA Champions League appearance.
  • 74
    Jordi Alba (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Boateng (Milan).
  • 72
    Busquets (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Ambrosini (Milan).
  • 69
    Víctor Valdés (Barcelona) makes a save.
    A cleared corner is headed back into he area by Ignazio Abate, with Giampaolo Pazzini controlling on his chest before turning on a volley and sending towards the corner. The effort is not a clean strike and Víctor Valdés saves comfortably.
  • 69
    Pazzini (Milan) has an effort on goal.
  • 69
    Montolivo (Milan) takes the corner.
  • 66
    Puyol (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Pazzini (Milan).
  • 63
    Messi (Barcelona) delivers the free-kick wide.
    From almost 30 metres out the Argentinian has his first effort of the night. It is not up to his usual standards and soars high over the bar into the happy Milan fans behind.
  • Substitution
    62
    Alexis Sánchez (in) - Fàbregas (out) (Barcelona)
    Jordi Roura throws the Chilean into the mix, hoping his pace can make a difference. Sánchez scored in Udinese Calcio's 4-4 draw at Milan in 2010/11.
  • 62
    Ambrosini (Milan) is penalised for a foul on Fàbregas (Barcelona).
  • 61
    Ambrosini (Milan) is penalised for a foul on Xavi Hernández (Barcelona).
  • 60
    Puyol (Barcelona) is penalised for a foul on Pazzini (Milan).
    The forward does excellently on the halfway line, drawing the foul with from the centre-back after good hold-up play.
  • Yellow Card
    57
    Piqué (Barcelona) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Goal
    57
    Boateng (Milan) scores!
    An excellent finish gives Milan the lead. A free-kick is rolled to Riccardo Montolivo who strikes at goal from 30 metres. The effort hits Cristián Zapata on the edge of the area, falling to Boateng who swiveled and drove a left-footed effort into the corner.
  • 56
    Jordi Alba (Barcelona) blocks a shot.
  • 56
    Montolivo (Milan) delivers the free-kick on target.
  • 56
    Constant (Milan) takes the free-kick.
  • 56
    Daniel Alves (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on El Shaarawy (Milan).
  • 55
    Pazzini (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Puyol (Barcelona).
  • Yellow Card
    55
    Busquets (Barcelona) is shown a yellow card.
  • 54
    Busquets (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Pazzini (Milan).
  • 54
    Abate (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Iniesta (Barcelona).
  • 53
    Boateng (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Jordi Alba (Barcelona).
  • 49
    Boateng (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Iniesta (Barcelona).
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
    We are under way again in the second half. Milan ran tirelessly in the first period, and Barcelona will be hoping that the hosts begin to tire, and space opens up.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Milan will be delighted with their first-half performance, as they hassled Barcelona all over the pitch to stifle the visitor's play. With Stephan El Shaarawy proving a threat in attack for the hosts they will be the happier at the interval, with the visitors failing to really test Christian Abbiati in the home goal, despite superior possession.
  • 40
    Messi (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Constant (Milan).
  • 38
    Puyol (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Zapata (Milan).
  • 38
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) delivers the corner.
  • 36
    Busquets (Barcelona) blocks a shot.
  • 36
    Boateng (Milan) has an effort on goal.
    The free-kick is sent into the area from the left, and cleared to the edge of the area, where the midfielder's powerful shot is blocked strongly by a Barcelona boot.
  • 35
    Busquets (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Muntari (Milan).
    Milan have the chance to send the ball into the area, with a free-kick in Barcelona territory. Riccardo Montolivo will take.
  • 32
    Daniel Alves (Barcelona) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • Yellow Card
    25
    Mexès (Milan) is booked.
    The Frenchman is booked for bringing down Lionel Messi. Milan have now collected 18 yellow cards in the competition. They accumulated more than any other team left in the round of 16 during the group stage.
  • 25
    Mexès (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Barcelona).
  • 23
    Fàbregas (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Boateng (Milan).
  • 21
    El Shaarawy (Milan) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 20
    Abbiati (Milan) makes a save.
    Xavi Hernández tries an effort from a long way out and it is heading towards the top corner, forcing the Milan keeper to get to his right and save solidly.
  • 20
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
  • 17
    Ambrosini (Milan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Xavi Hernández (Barcelona).
  • 16
    Boateng (Milan) misses the target.
    A corner from the left is fired low towards the near post and the midfielder attempts to flick it towards the far post, but the ball slips a fraction wide.
  • 16
    El Shaarawy (Milan) delivers the corner.
  • 14
    Iniesta (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Boateng (Milan).
  • 13
    Busquets (Barcelona) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Montolivo (Milan).
  • 12
    Pedro Rodríguez (Barcelona) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 11
    El Shaarawy (Milan) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 10
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) delivers the corner.
    Milan are troubled by a second corner in quick succession. Firstly Philippe Mexès slices a clearance behind, before Gerard Piqué is given more than one opportunity to have an effort at goal, but defensive numbers get the ball clear.
  • 10
    Xavi Hernández (Barcelona) delivers the corner.
  • 10
    Zapata (Milan) blocks a shot.
  • 10
    Messi (Barcelona) has an effort on goal.
    Lovely fast feet from the forward helps him skip past Philippe Mexès on the edge of the area, before his left-footed shot ricochets off a defensive body and behind.
  • 8
    Montolivo (Milan) is penalised for a foul on Fàbregas (Barcelona).
  • 7
    El Shaarawy (Milan) is flagged for offside.
  • 6
    Boateng (Milan) is penalised for a foul on Messi (Barcelona).
  • 5
    Muntari (Milan) misses the target.
    The first effort of the game comes from the Ghanaian midfielder, as Gerard Piqué's clearing header drops to him 25 metres from goal, but the volley is well over Víctor Valdés's goal.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.
    Referee Craig Thomson's whistle kicks the game off, the visitors taking possession first in what is set to be a thrilling encounter.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red cards
    Red cards
  • Yellow cards
    Yellow cards
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
 
 

Player rater

Match statistics

Milan
Barcelona

2

Goals scored

0

34

Possession (%)

66

8

Total attempts

6

6

Attempts on target

2

2

Attempts off target

4

3

Attempts blocked

1

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

3

Corners

4

4

Offsides

2

2

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

15

Standings

Matches

 
 
  
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