AC Milan Vs. Barcelona, 2012 UEFA Champions League: Visitors Denied Clear Penalty

Things are starting to calm down a little bit, which is good for Barcelona because they're so ludicrously good at keeping possession and they'll be able to wear AC Milan out if they can keep hold of the ball. It's not so good for the entertainment value of the game - the opening exchanges were both exciting and hilarious, and I was hoping that things would keep going on in that sort of range.

Instead, the last few minutes have mostly focused on the visitors keeping possession thirty yards from Christian Abbiati's goal, and a long spell of possession ends with Luca Antonini chopping Lionel Messi down. Dani Alves looks like he's going to take the free kick, but Barca run a trick play and Alexis Sanchez looks certain to score after working free six yards out. Abbiati comes out, and Sanchez gets barrelled over by the goalkeeper. No penalty is given for some reason, possibly involving the Chilean's reputation for diving. Barcelona are furious, and for good reason. That was fairly clear-cut.

Follow Milan and Barcelona live in this story stream as we constantly update you with the latest news from both Champions League quarterfinal matches today. For more on the hosts, visit AC Milan Offside, and for the visitors check out Barca Blaugranes.

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