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 have been below strain after going two targets down within the first leg, however Messi stepped up for the large ocassion and opened the scoring throughout 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 objective inevitable. 5 minutes from half-time Andres Iniesta stole the ball from Massimo Ambrosini and fed Messi on the sting of the world. The Argentine turned and shot by means of the legs of defender Philippe Mexes and out of Abbiati’s attain.
Messi was not concerned within the third objective which might ultimately ship them by means of to qualify. David Villa made a shock begin however was quiet till he acquired a by means of ball from Xavi and calmly completed together with his left foot.
It might have all gone mistaken when Javier Mascherano missed a clearance header which set of Mbaye Niang, however the kids shot hit the submit and that was Milan’s greatest 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 means of to the subsequent spherical after comfortably beating Schalke 3-2 with targets from Hamit Altintop, Burak Yilmaz and Umut Bulut.
The German aspect took the by means of 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 another as Galatasaray scored extra away targets. There was no comeback for the German aspect as Umut Bulut scored one other throughout injury-time.