Barcelona, Mar 13: Lionel Messi impressed some 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 beneath power after going two targets down within the first leg, however Messi stepped up for the large ocassion and opened the scoring inside the opening 5 mins. Messi performed one-touch with Xavi sooner than smashing a left-footed shot to the highest nook, leaving goalkeeper Cristian Abbiati flat-footed.
Barcelona persevered to press ahead and keep watch over ownership with the second one objective inevitable. 5 mins from half-time Andres Iniesta stole the ball from Massimo Ambrosini and fed Messi at the fringe of the realm. The Argentine became and shot during the legs of defender Philippe Mexes and out of Abbiati’s achieve.
Messi was once no longer concerned within the 3rd objective which might sooner or later ship them thru to qualify. David Villa made a wonder get started however was once quiet till he gained a thru ball from Xavi and flippantly completed along with his left foot.
It will have all long gone mistaken when Javier Mascherano neglected a clearance header which set of Mbaye Niang, however the kids shot hit the publish and that was once Milan’s best possible likelihood of the night time.
Jordi Alba added a fourth to seal qualification following a handy guide a rough counter assault.
Schalke 2-3 Galatasaray (3-4 agg)
Galatasaray went thru to the following spherical after with ease beating Schalke 3-2 with targets from Hamit Altintop, Burak Yilmaz and Umut Bulut.
The German facet took the thru Roman Neustadler, however their former participant Altintop scored a impressive equaliser from lengthy vary and the Turkish facet doubled their lead sooner than half-time with composed end from Yilmaz.
Michel Bastos were given one again for the house facet, however Schalke wanted another as Galatasaray scored extra away targets. There was once no comeback for the German facet as Umut Bulut scored some other right through injury-time.