Milan holds Barça to 1-1 draw at San Siro

October 23, 2013

Last night’s Champions League group stage match against AC Milan ended in a draw after first half goals from Robinho and Messi, leaving Barcelona at the top of the table for Group H.

Milan came out clearly focused on scoring early only to have their first goal ruled offside. However, a couple of minutes later their determintaion payed off, with Robinho putting the ball into the back of the Barça net. The Italians’ energy soon waned though and Barcelona picked up, demonstrating their usual high possession rate and when the time came, 20 minutes into the game, with Busquets and Iniesta setting up the goal for Leo Messi.

Despite controlling high possession the Catalans were unable to score again, despite some good opportunities. Neymar saw a volley just go wide at one stage but in the end the teams were forced to share the points.

1-0 Robinho (min 8)
1-1 Messi (min 22)

Group H
Club Pld W D L F A Pts
Barcelona 3 2 1 0 6 1 7
AC Milan 3 1 2 0 4 2 5
Celtic 3 1 0 2 2 4 3
Ajax 3 0 1 2 2 7 1

Barcelona’s next Champions League fixture is against Milan on 6th November. Before that we have the Nou Camp “clasico” on Saturday and the Barcelona derby on 1st November.

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