There is, however, a faint glimmer of hope -- Barcelona centre back Gerard Pique has just gone down with what looks like a hamstring injury. It's bad enough that Pep Guardiola was forced to take him off, with Adriano coming in to replace the big defender. Carles Puyol has shifted into the middle to compensate.
Substitute Alexandre Pato nearly made that advantage count straight away after racing onto a long through pass, but his first touch escaped him, allowing Victor Valdés to gather. There's not a whole lot of time for Milan to do anything in this match, and you'd have to imagine that, Pique or no Pique this thing is done.