Barcelona Vs. AC Milan, 2012 Champions League: Match Underway

We're underway at the Camp Nou, where Barcelona take on AC Milan in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal. Barcelona have kicked us off on an absolutely immaculate pitch. The hosts give the ball away attempting an on aerial pass down their left flank, but get it right back when Milan try to push through the middle and are mopped up by Sergio Busquets. Twice, in fact, and the second was much more dangerous, coming very close to leading to a Barcelona break 30 yards from goal.

The hosts look a wee bit sloppy and Milan have taken advantage of that in the early stages. Javier Mascherano gave the ball away in the centre circle and allowed the visitors to break forward - it took a last-ditch tackle by Gerard Pique to prevent Zlatan Ibrahimovic from pulling the trigger. Seconds later, Antonio Nocerino nearly does some damage with a vicious low cross that Busquets is just able to get away. Interesting start.

We'll have live coverage throughout the game in our UEFA Champions League Tuesday StoryStream. For more on the two teams, head over to Barcelona FC blog Barca Blaugranes and The AC Milan Offside.

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