AC Milan Vs. Barcelona, 2012 UEFA Champions League: Both Sides Continuing To Attack

This is much more fun than Barcelona's away match against Bayer Leverkusen - AC Milan are here to play football rather than do defensive drills for ninety minutes, and that means some neat little attacks for both sides. Inevitably, that means the hosts are leaking chances, but they're doing their fair share of attacking as well, and Kevin-Prince Boateng has just blazed over the bar following decent work by Robinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. It was recalled for a handball somewhere in the buildup, however.

The whole Barcelona back line is looking pretty nervous about having to deal with Milan's potent front line. They're not passing well, they're not clearing effectively and they're making mistakes. It's almost as bad as watching Arsenal against Ibrahimovic, except for the fact that Milan almost never have the ball. As long as Barcelona retain possession, they're safe, and they'll probably score an away goal at some point too. They nearly manage it with a really lovely piece of play which ends in a Xavi shot - but unfortunately for the visitors it's deflected into Christian Abbiati's grateful hands.

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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