In the end, they kind of did. But that didn’t stop Barca’s superstars from running riot and winning the second leg 4-0 at the Nou Camp.
Goals from David Villa and Jordi Alba, plus a Lionel Messi brace ensured that AC Milan equalled their heaviest ever loss in the Champions League and secured Barcelona’s route into the quarter-finals.
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Clearly pleased with ‘bus-breakthough’, Barcelona striker David Villa said:
When you go through a night like this all of the bad days are forgotten, we do not care who we get in the quarter-finals.
BBC Sport reported some stats regarding the game:
No side had ever come back from a two-goal first-leg defeat without the benefit of an away goal before Barcelona’s result.
Barcelona are now undefeated in 20 home games in the Champions League.