Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
Barcelona 3 – AC Milan 1 (Agg. 3-1) (Champions League quarter-final 2nd leg, April 3, 2012) (Alternative highlights & Longer highlights.) After Lionel Messi had missed a chance after five minutes, Lionel Messi chalked up his incredible 50th Champions League goal with a 10th minute penalty against the Rossoneri after the Flea had been brought down in the box. Just after the half hour Milan drew level on the night as Antonio Nocerino – signed for just €500,000 – clipped a low shot into the far corner after being set up by Ibrahimovic. Four minutes from the interval Barca won a second penalty when Nesta was punished for having a handful of the Busquets’ shirt, and Lionel Messi stepped up to score his second spot-kick of the night. In the 53rd minute Barcelona opened up a 2-goal cushion as Mexes half-blocked a Messi shot into the path of Andres Iniesta and the Spanish midfielder made no mistake from point-blank range.
Individual highlights: Lionel Messi.