Hailed as perhaps soccer’s greatest team ever, FC Barcelona faced a challenge no club had overcome: advancing in the Champions League after a 2-0 first-leg loss on the road. Barcelona came through in spectacular fashion with another record-setting night.
Many voices have been doubting Barça in recent weeks, but the critics were soon silenced by the blistering way that the Catalans started tonight, immediately throwing everything at a Milan side that wasn’t given a moment to think. The visitors had barely touched the ball or built up any kind of momentum when Messi stunned Abbiati with a brilliantly placed strike that took so much wind out of Milan that they never really recovered.
Iniesta hits the bar