Still plenty of pressure from Barcelona but Milan have appeared to settle down just a bit as we approach halftime.
In the 17th minute Ignazio Abate nearly created a nightmare for himself with a horrific back pass that was nearly picked up by David Villa. Instead Christian Abbiati was able to do just enough to keep the ball away from him.
Pedro was at the center of another penalty shout in the 21st minute after he danced his way into the Milan area before being tackled off the ball. Again the Camp Nou crowd when bonkers but the referee was not swayed. Were another official in charge of this match, Milan's thin advantage could have already completely evaporated.
Kevin-Prince Boateng picked up the first yellow card of the match for a clumsy challenge on Andres Iniesta, but the score remains 1-0 after 30 minutes.