The Champions League came roaring back into action last night as two more places in the quarter-final draw were decided following a Matchday of incredible entertainment. Barcelona have made a habit of writing their names into the history books and the latest entry for Catalans comes after their rousing coming back from a 2-0 1st leg defeat to AC Milan as they thrashed the Italians 4-0 at the Nou Camp, thus becoming the 1st team to overturn a 2-0 1st leg defeat in the competition. Galatasaray joined the Spaniards in the last-eight after beating Schalke 3-2 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate.
Barcelona 4-0 AC Milan (4-2 Agg)
Barcelona’s world seemed to be crumbling ever so gradually over the past two weeks, ever since their 2-0 1st leg defeat to AC Milan. But the Catalan giants showed their true colour in the cauldron of the Nou Camp last night as they brushed aside Milan with a sumptuous performance. The star of the show was unsurprisingly Lionel Messi, who took his season’s tally to a ridiculous 53 goals with a first-half brace. The early goal that Barca craved was provided by the Argentine as he collected Xavi’s pass on the edge of the box five minutes in, took a touch and blasted an unstoppable shot into the top-corner.