Much was made of the AC Milan bus and how they would need to park it in front of their goal to prevent Barcelona from overturning the Spanish side’s two goal deficit.
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.
See the best ‘AC Milan park the bus’ images below:
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.