UEFA Champions League 2012-13 Spherical of 16 Outcomes | AC Milan 0-2 Barcelona | Galatasaray 1-1 Schalke

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Milan, Feb 21: AC Milan took a shocking two-goal lead of their last-16 Champions League first leg tie towards Barcelona on the San Siro.

Whereas Lionel Messi and Co dominated possession all through the sport, Milan’s Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari scored to arrange an incredible return leg conflict on the Nou Camp.

First-half remained quiet as Milan waited in their very own half to disclaim Barca an early aim. Messi, the World Participant of the Yr, was not given an excessive amount of area to wriggle and misplaced possession extra typically.

Simply earlier than the hour mark, Montolivo’s shot got here off Cristian Zapata’s arm earlier than Boateng fired in the direction of the appropriate hand aspect to offer Milan the lead.

Barcelona continued to attempt to create probabilities with their dominating type of play nevertheless it was Milan who took a shock two-goal lead. Substitute striker M’Baye Niang and ahead El Shaarawy mixed on the appropriate to arrange Muntari, who slammed in a volley to the far nook.

Galatasaray 1-1 Schalke

Schalke return with a slight benefit over the their Turkish opponents within the second leg after Jermaine Jones late strike within the first half cancelled out Burak Yilmaz’s opener.

Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder reutrned to the Champions League following their latest strikes to Gala from Shanghai Shenhua and Inter Milan respectively.

Yilmaz’s opening aim was a second of magic because the ahead collected the ball on the sting of the realm earlier than flicking the ball previous defender Benedikt Howedes and firing residence within the 12th minute.

however their lead lasted till the tip of the primary half as Farfan crusied via on aim after the house aspect misplaced possession in midfield and laid the ball to Jones to smashed on aim with ease.

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