When giants like Milan and Barca meet, there is always something you can expect. The score line read 0-0 after full time, but it was a classic Milan versus an energetic Barca. Milan stuck to what they do good and earned a decent result before going to Nou Camp. Barcelona surely will have to find a way out to get past the Milan defense before the return leg at home. The San Siro was like a fortress and Barca never really got in the groove, with their quick passes and superior mid-field play.
Barca had a penalty appeal turned down when Abbiatti brought down Sanchez but other than that Milan never really gave a chance to Barca to come forward. Robinho missed a very good chance to go ahead. A few minutes later, Ibrahimovic too squandered a chance, when he was released by a gem of a pass by Seedorf.
Seedorf was clearly the man for Milan, the veteran playing an important role in all the attacking passes and coming back in time to hold the defence. Messi was heavily marked by Ambrosini and Nesta who played a pivotal role in the back.
This was a game where two playing styles met against each other. Such games though scoreless, still go on as classics.
The return leg at the Nou Camp is surely going to produce some fireworks.