Lionel Messi Scores Two Beautiful Goals, Barcelona Demolishes AC Milan 4-0 To Stay Alive In The Champions League

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Barcelona pounded AC Milan 4-0 at home on Tuesday, moving on to the quarterfinals of the Champions League in comeback fashion.Barca came into the game in a 2-0 hole. All Milan had to do was not lose by three goals, but Barcelona was just too good.

Barcelona became the fifth team to ever overcome a 2-0 deficit in the knockout stages, and the first to do so without an away goal in the first leg.

Lionel Messi put Barca up 1-0 in just the fifth minute:

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In the 40th minute, he struck again to make it 2-0:

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Then, 10 minutes after halftime, David Villa put Barcelona up for good. 3-0:

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With just seconds to play, Jordi Alba put a bow on it. 4-0, amazing:

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Below you can find our live-blog with a fuller account of the game.

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