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  • Champions League
  • 20 February 2013, 7:45pm
  • Giuseppe Meazza
AC MilanAC MilanvBarcelonaBarcelona
2
  • Boateng, 56
  • Muntari, 81
0

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Match ends, Milan 2, Barcelona 0.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Milan 2, Barcelona 0.

90+4 mins:Attempt blocked. Bakaye Traoré (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sulley Ali Muntari.

90+3 mins:Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90+3 mins:Foul by Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan).

90+2 mins:Pedro (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90+2 mins:Foul by Ignazio Abate (Milan).

90+1 mins:Bakaye Traoré (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+1 mins:Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90+1 mins:Foul by Bakaye Traoré (Milan).

90 mins:Jordi Alba (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90 mins:Foul by M'Baye Niang (Milan).

88 mins:Substitution, Barcelona. Javier Mascherano replaces Carles Puyol because of an injury.

88 mins:Substitution, Milan. Bakaye Traoré replaces Stephan El Shaarawy.

87 mins:Attempt missed. Carles Puyol (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Xavi with a cross following a corner.

86 mins:Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Ignazio Abate.

81 mins:Goal! Milan 2, Barcelona 0. Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephan El Shaarawy.

80 mins:Attempt missed. Xavi (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

78 mins:Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78 mins:Foul by Ignazio Abate (Milan).

78 mins:Offside, Milan. Sulley Ali Muntari tries a through ball, but Stephan El Shaarawy is caught offside.

77 mins:Corner, Milan. Conceded by Gerard Piqué.

76 mins:Attempt missed. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jordi Alba.

75 mins:Substitution, Milan. M'Baye Niang replaces Giampaolo Pazzini.

74 mins:Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

74 mins:Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72 mins:Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72 mins:Foul by Massimo Ambrosini (Milan).

70 mins:Delay over. They are ready to continue.

70 mins:Delay in match Ignazio Abate (Milan) because of an injury.

69 mins:Attempt saved. Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ignazio Abate with a headed pass.

69 mins:Corner, Milan. Conceded by Jordi Alba.

67 mins:Delay over. They are ready to continue.

66 mins:Delay in match Carles Puyol (Barcelona) because of an injury.

66 mins:Delay in match Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) because of an injury.

63 mins:Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

62 mins:Substitution, Barcelona. Alexis Sánchez replaces Francesc Fábregas.

62 mins:Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62 mins:Foul by Philippe Mexes (Milan).

61 mins:Xavi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61 mins:Foul by Massimo Ambrosini (Milan).

60 mins:Foul by Carles Puyol (Barcelona).

60 mins:Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57 mins:Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card.

56 mins:Goal! Milan 1, Barcelona 0. Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cristian Zapata following a set piece situation.

56 mins:Attempt blocked. Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Constant.

56 mins:Foul by Dani Alves (Barcelona).

56 mins:Stephan El Shaarawy (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55 mins:Carles Puyol (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55 mins:Foul by Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan).

54 mins:Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

54 mins:Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

54 mins:Giampaolo Pazzini (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54 mins:Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54 mins:Foul by Ignazio Abate (Milan).

53 mins:Jordi Alba (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53 mins:Foul by Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan).

49 mins:Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

49 mins:Foul by Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan).

Second Half begins Milan 0, Barcelona 0.

45+1 mins:First Half ends, Milan 0, Barcelona 0.

40 mins:Foul by Lionel Messi (Barcelona).

40 mins:Kevin Constant (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38 mins:Foul by Carles Puyol (Barcelona).

38 mins:Cristian Zapata (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37 mins:Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Philippe Mexes.

36 mins:Attempt blocked. Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sulley Ali Muntari.

35 mins:Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

35 mins:Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

32 mins:Offside, Barcelona. Xavi tries a through ball, but Dani Alves is caught offside.

25 mins:Philippe Mexes (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

25 mins:Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25 mins:Foul by Philippe Mexes (Milan).

23 mins:Foul by Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona).

23 mins:Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21 mins:Offside, Milan. Cristian Zapata tries a through ball, but Stephan El Shaarawy is caught offside.

20 mins:Attempt saved. Xavi (Barcelona) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Francesc Fábregas.

17 mins:Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17 mins:Foul by Riccardo Montolivo (Milan).

16 mins:Attempt missed. Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stephan El Shaarawy following a corner.

16 mins:Corner, Milan. Conceded by Carles Puyol.

15 mins:Foul by Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona).

15 mins:Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13 mins:Foul by Sergio Busquets (Barcelona).

13 mins:Riccardo Montolivo (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12 mins:Offside, Barcelona. Dani Alves tries a through ball, but Pedro is caught offside.

11 mins:Offside, Milan. Sulley Ali Muntari tries a through ball, but Stephan El Shaarawy is caught offside.

10 mins:Attempt blocked. Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Xavi with a cross.

10 mins:Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Massimo Ambrosini.

10 mins:Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Cristian Zapata.

10 mins:Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Busquets.

8 mins:Francesc Fábregas (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8 mins:Foul by Riccardo Montolivo (Milan).

7 mins:Offside, Milan. Massimo Ambrosini tries a through ball, but Stephan El Shaarawy is caught offside.

6 mins:Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6 mins:Foul by Kevin-Prince Boateng (Milan).

5 mins:Attempt missed. Sulley Ali Muntari (Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • Champions League
  • 20 February 2013, 7:45pm
  • Giuseppe Meazza
AC MilanAC MilanvBarcelonaBarcelona
2
  • Boateng, 56
  • Muntari, 81
0

match report

AC Milan pulled off a huge shock at the San Siro as they claimed a 2-0 win over Spanish giants Barcelona in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 clash.

Amazingly both goalscorers were previously team-mates at English League One club Portsmouth as Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari were on target.

Boateng fired home just before the hour before Muntari volleyed home a second with nine minutes left as Massimiliano Allegri's men took a huge win.

Milan looked willing to sit back and soak up Barca's attacks from the off, but it was their own counter attacking that showed the most threat throughout.

After 16 minutes Stephan El Shaarawy was sent clear into the box, but a heavy second touch gave Carles Puyol the chance to come across and put the ball behind.

From the resulting corner Boateng clipped the ball towards the back post and it only just landed wide of Victor Valdes' far post.

Xavi then tested Christian Abbiati with a sweetly struck shot from distance, whilst Pedro's somewhat weaker effort was also dealt with comfortably by the veteran keeper.

Lionel Messi began to enjoy spells of possession but, as Milan got numbers behind the ball, he was struggling to find space and, when he did, his team-mates could not do so.

El Shaarawy came close just before the break again, before the opener arrived 10 minutes into the second half, although there was an element of fortune about it.

Riccardo Montolivo's free-kick from 30-yards was blocked on the edge of the box, the ball span up and hit Cristian Zapata on the hand and it dropped into the path of Boateng, who fired into the corner. Barca protested but Scottish referee Craig Thomson waved away their complaints.

Barcelona looked for a reaction but nothing materialised. Alexis Sanchez was sent on for the ineffective Cesc Fabregas, but the Chilean added little spice to Barca's attacking play.

The unbelievably quiet Andres Iniesta flashed a volley wide whilst Xavi fired a free-kick over the bar and it was Milan who were to send shockwaves through European football as they made it 2-0 with just nine minutes remaining.

Substitute M'Baye Niang took the ball down and fed the excellent El Shaarawy, who in turn looked up and lobbed the ball over the Barca defence for Muntari to volley home from 10 yards and send the San Siro into raptures.

team line-up

32Christian Abbiati
5Philippe Mexes
17Cristian Zapata
20Ignazio Abate
21Kevin Constant
18Riccardo Montolivo
23Massimo Ambrosini
4Sulley Ali Muntari
92Stephan El Shaarawy88
10Kevin-Prince Boateng
11Giampaolo Pazzini75

substitutes

19M'Baye Niang75
1Marco Amelia
22Bojan
76Mario Yepes
36Bryan Cristante
2Mattia De Sciglio
12Bakaye Traoré88

referee

Craig Thomson

team line-up

1Víctor Valdés
5Carles Puyol88
2Dani Alves
18Jordi Alba
3Gerard Piqué
16Sergio Busquets
6Xavi
4Francesc Fábregas62
8Andrés Iniesta
10Lionel Messi
17Pedro

substitutes

19Martín Montoya
14Javier Mascherano88
11Thiago Alcántara
25Alexandre Song
13Pinto
37Cristian Tello
9Alexis Sánchez62

referee

Craig Thomson

match stats

possession %2772
shots on target31
shots off target24
corners34
tackles won2115
offsides42