Barcelona Vs. AC Milan, 2012 Champions League: Barca Keeping The Ball, Probably Until Full Time

So y'all know the deal now, right? Barcelona are 1-0 up and so they're keeping the ball. A lot. AC Milan aren't very happy about it, but there's not much they can do, because Barcelona are really really good at keeping the ball. Sure, they're attacking whenever they feel like - they could certainly do with another goal to wrap this all up - but they're not exactly pressing for their second.

Meanwhile, Milan are flustered and giving the ball away needlessly in the centre of the pitch. Lionel Messi's just managed a shot (right at Christian Abbiati, for those who care) after a sloppy Antonio Nocerino diagonal was picked off by Dani Alves, who isn't even pretending to be a right back today. A few minutes after that, the erstwhile defender burst into the box and wiped out Abbiati, which is generally considered to be unfriendly behaviour.

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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