Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano was delighted with his side's progress to the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of AC Milan.The Catalans recorded a 3-1 win in Tuesday's second leg at Camp Nou after being held to a scoreless draw last week, and Mascherano feels Barca could have won by a more significant margin.
AC Milan's Christian Abbiati believes his side made Barcelona suffer in their Champions League quarter-final encounter.The Rossoneri recorded a scoreless draw in the first leg at San Siro last week, and appeared to be on their way to the next round when Antonio Nocerino made it 1-1 at Camp Nou before the break.
AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri was left gutted by the crucial second penalty 'gifted' to Barcelona in their 3-1 Champions League victory.Lionel Messi converted from the spot twice to give Barcelona a 2-1 advantage before half-time in the sides' quarter-final tie, following their 0-0 draw in the first leg at the San Siro, before Andreas Iniesta killed off the contest in the second half with a cool finish at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona star Andres Iniesta heaped praise on the Catalan outfit after qualifying for a fifth consecutive Champions League semi-final.Lionel Messi opened the scoring from the spot only to see Antonio Nocerino silence Camp Nou when he slotted home just after the half-hour mark.
AC Milan defender Alessandro Nesta was left bewildered by the penalty given against him during their Champions League loss to Barcelona.Referee Bjorn Kuipers pointed to the spot after the former Italy international had tangled with Barcelona duo Carles Puyol and Sergio Busquets in the area as they awaited the delivery for a corner shortly before half-time of the quarter-final second-leg clash.
Barcelona reached the Champions League semi-finals with a 3-1 quarter-final second-leg win over AC Milan on Tuesday.Lionel Messi stole the headlines once again, with two penalties in the first half either side of an Antonio Nocerino goal bringing him up to 14 Champions League goals for the season, a record for a single campaign.
Only a win will do for Barcelona when they host AC Milan at the Camp Nou in their Champions League quarter-final second leg on Wednesday.The holders looked lethargic in the sides' goalless draw at the San Siro a week ago and while Lionel Messi and co could not manoeuvre their way around Milan's miserly defence, many at the club blamed a pitch described as 'unacceptable' for the result.
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola believes his team will have to score at least twice against AC Milan on Tuesday.Guardiola does not believe Barca will keep a clean sheet in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash.
Pedro Rodriguez is confident Barcelona can beat AC Milan in the Champions League quarter-final second leg at Camp Nou on Tuesday.Holders Barcelona were held to a scoreless draw at in the first match at San Siro last week, and drew 2-2 at home to Milan in the group stages of the competition earlier this season.
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