Milan defeated Barcelona for the knockout stages of the Champions League
Italy, February 20, 2013
In the first leg of the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, AC Milan defeated Barcelona 2-0 with goals scored by Boateng and Muntari. Visitors were surprisingly harmless and its star, Lionel Messi, played below his usual level. The locals achieved a great victory to go to the Camp Nou.
Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Mexes, Zapata, Constant; Montolivo, Ambrosini, Muntari; Boateng, Pazzini (Niang, 75’) y El Shaarawy (Traoré, 90’).
Barcelona: Valdés; Alves, Puyol (Mascherano, 88’), Piqué, Alba; Busquets, Xavi, Fábregas (Alexis Sánchez, 62’); Pedro, Iniesta y Messi.
Goals: 56’ Boateng, 80’ Muntari.
Referee: Craig Thomson (Scotland)
Stadium: San Siro