Barcelona, Mar 13: Lionel Messi impressed one other nice comeback as Barcelona undergo to the quarter-finals after beating AC Milan 4-0 (4-2 agg) on the Camp Nou.
Barcelona had been underneath strain after going two objectives down within the first leg, however Messi stepped up for the large ocassion and opened the scoring inside the opening 5 minutes. Messi performed one-touch with Xavi earlier than smashing a left-footed shot to the highest nook, leaving goalkeeper Cristian Abbiati flat-footed.
Barcelona continued to press ahead and management possession with the second aim inevitable. 5 minutes from half-time Andres Iniesta stole the ball from Massimo Ambrosini and fed Messi on the sting of the realm. The Argentine turned and shot by the legs of defender Philippe Mexes and out of Abbiati’s attain.
Messi was not concerned within the third aim which might finally ship them by to qualify. David Villa made a shock begin however was quiet till he acquired a by ball from Xavi and calmly completed along with his left foot.
It may have all gone unsuitable when Javier Mascherano missed a clearance header which set of Mbaye Niang, however the kids shot hit the publish and that was Milan’s finest probability of the evening.
Jordi Alba added a fourth to seal qualification following a fast counter assault.
Schalke 2-Three Galatasaray (3-Four agg)
Galatasaray went by to the following spherical after comfortably beating Schalke 3-2 with objectives from Hamit Altintop, Burak Yilmaz and Umut Bulut.
The German aspect took the by Roman Neustadler, however their former participant Altintop scored a spectacular equaliser from lengthy vary and the Turkish aspect doubled their lead earlier than half-time with composed end from Yilmaz.
Michel Bastos obtained one again for the house aspect, however Schalke wanted yet one more as Galatasaray scored extra away objectives. There was no comeback for the German aspect as Umut Bulut scored one other throughout injury-time.