Camp Nou - Barcelona 12/03/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Round of 16, Second leg

Barcelona - Milan
4-0
Aggregate: 4-2
 

Barcelona - Milan 4-0 - 12/03/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Breathtaking Barcelona blow Milan away

Published: Tuesday 12 March 2013, 22.00CET
Breathtaking Barcelona blow Milan away 
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FC Barcelona produced a rousing comeback to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit against AC Milan and reach the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the sixth season in succession.

No side had ever recovered from a two-goal first-leg loss without the benefit of an away goal yet Barcelona made light of such unfavourable statistics, Lionel Messi's sublime first-half double wiping out Milan's lead and taking the Argentinian clear in second place in the all-time UEFA Champions League scoring charts behind Raúl González. Of more immediate relevance to the Azulgrana was David Villa's goal early in the second period although, for all their dominance, the home team were not safe until Jordi Alba raced through to add a clinching fourth in stoppage time.

Match in 5

  • Barcelona reach quarter-finals for sixth successive year
  • Barça are first team to progress after 2-0 first-leg loss
  • Messi now trails only Raúl in competition scoring chart
  • Milan exit at this stage for third time in four seasons
  • Italian side suffer joint-heaviest defeat in competition

Reaction

It was an incredible game. These players have shown once again that they are very special. They showed real dedication and I am very proud of them.

Jordi Roura, Barcelona assistant coach

Jordi Roura, Barcelona assistant coach

We are a young team, we need to grow and you do that through experiences like this in the Champions League. We are sad because we had high hopes after the first leg. Football is like that.

Massimiliano Allegri, Milan coach

Massimiliano Allegri, Milan coach

 

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Standings

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Barcelona
Milan

4

Goals scored

0

65

Possession (%)

35

14

Total attempts

6

10

Attempts on target

3

4

Attempts off target

3

3

Attempts blocked

1

0

Attempts against woodwork

1

6

Corners

3

2

Offsides

5

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

6

Fouls committed

19

19

Fouls suffered

6

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Agg: 4-2 A wonderful display as Barcelona become the first team in history to overturn a two-goal first-leg defeat without the benefit of an away goal, securing a place in the quarter final for the sixth successive year.
  • Goal
    90+2
    Jordi Alba (Barcelona) scores!
    Agg: 4-2 A wonderful counterattacking goal as a Milan free-kick breaks down, Lionel Messi releases Alexis Sánchez down the right, his superb cross is collected by Jordi Alba who slots the ball past Christian Abbiati to send Barcelona into the quarter finals.
  • Substitution
    84
    Adriano (in) - Pedro Rodríguez (out) (Barcelona)
  • Substitution
    77
    Puyol (in) - Mascherano (out) (Barcelona)
  • Substitution
    75
    Alexis Sánchez (in) - Villa (out) (Barcelona)
    A great reception for David Villa who scored one goal from his two attempts on target. The home crowd appreciate his efforts tonight.

See also

  • Barcelona

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v PSG, 02 April 2013, 2-2
  • Milan

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