Milan, Feb 21: AC Milan took a shocking two-goal lead of their last-16 Champions League first leg tie in opposition to Barcelona on the San Siro.
Whilst Lionel Messi and Co ruled ownership all over the sport, Milan’s Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari scored to arrange a great go back leg conflict on the Nou Camp.
First-half remained quiet as Milan waited in their very own half of to disclaim Barca an early target. Messi, the International Participant of the Yr, was once now not given an excessive amount of area to wriggle and misplaced ownership extra ceaselessly.
Simply ahead of the hour mark, Montolivo’s shot got here off Cristian Zapata’s arm ahead of Boateng fired in opposition to the suitable hand aspect to present Milan the lead.
Barcelona persevered to take a look at and create probabilities with their dominating taste of play however it was once Milan who took a marvel two-goal lead. Replace striker M’Baye Niang and ahead El Shaarawy mixed at the proper to arrange Muntari, who slammed in a volley to the some distance nook.
Galatasaray 1-1 Schalke
Schalke go back with a slight benefit over the their Turkish fighters in the second one leg after Jermaine Jones overdue strike within the first half of cancelled out Burak Yilmaz’s opener.
Didier Drogba and Wesley Sneijder reutrned to the Champions League following their fresh strikes to Gala from Shanghai Shenhua and Inter Milan respectively.
Yilmaz’s opening target was once a second of magic because the ahead accumulated the ball at the fringe of the realm ahead of flicking the ball previous defender Benedikt Howedes and firing house within the twelfth minute.
however their lead lasted till the tip of the primary half of as Farfan crusied thru on target after the house aspect misplaced ownership in midfield and laid the ball to Jones to smashed on target comfortably.
Tale first printed: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 12:49 [IST]