Wednesday, November 23, 2011

AC Milan 2-3 Barcelona: Xavi nets winner Monday is half thriller next European champion and top spot in Group H and secure

Barcelona tongue an oscillation at San Siro to beat AC Milan 3-2 in Champions League and guaranteed top spot in Group H, with the winner taking Xavi.

 Barcelona celebrates - Milan-Barcelona - Champions League (Getty Images)

Led the Catalan club in 14 minutes when Mark van Bommel has put the ball past his goalkeeper before Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalized seven minutes later. Lionel Messi's penalty for the visitors the lead break yet another great goal from Kevin-Prince Boateng 54th minute leveled the score again. However, Xavi appeared score proved to be the winning goal in minute 63.

Barcelona sits at the top of the group on 13 points in the following year when Milan won the Champions last season, both teams have one game each to play.

After an opening time of peace, Barcelona took the lead on 14 minutes with the first real attack of the game. Lionel Messi's clever ball of Seydou Keita in space inside the box before Mali played a low cross was bundled into his own net by Mark van Bommel, via a touch from Xavi.

Milan should have equalized in the 19th minute but Robinho was guilty of a shocking miss. Ibrahimovic cross into the box was then drilled in the direction of the Brazilian striker is not marked by Kevin-Prince Boateng smashed it over the crossbar from close range.

However, the hosts were level two minutes later, taking advantage of some slack Barcelona protection. Pass by Clarence Seedorf smart room overlooked by tourists such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic allowed to slot the ball home from 10 meters out.

Pep Guardiola's men had a glorious chance to take the lead on 23 minutes but it still turns Lionel Messi missed a clear chance. Fabregas has done well to work some space on the right side of penalty area before sliding the ball struck Argentina's top bar from three yards out.

Barcelona were awarded a penalty on the half hour mark when Alberto Aquilani have sinned pulled down Messi in the box. Forward onto the ball into the far corner, beyond the hand of Christian Abbiati - second Messi found the back of the network in a minute after the referee ordered a re-take.

The away team started the brighter in the second stage but self-Milan on 54 minutes through a moment of brilliance from Boateng. Ghana international has captured a loose ball on the edge of the box before sending the wrong way Eric Abidal with a contact smart using his heel. Facing one-on-one with Victor Valdes, midfielder has slammed the ball low past the goalkeeper from 12 yards out.

This is the third time in the game, Guardiola was back in the fron on 63 minutes with a goal is done beautifully. Fabregas and Messi before the Argentina link throughball accurate Xavi slid calmly placed the ball into the bottom corner in what proved to be the winning goal of the game.

Both sides ended the group's campaign period corresponding to the 6 December where BATE Borisov in Barcelona entertainment when Milan went to Viktoria Plzen.

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