Champions League: Boateng, Muntari strike as AC Milan stun Barcelona

No changes were made at half-time, but the game itself went on to change dramatically. On 53 minutes tempers frayed when Sergio Busquets brought down Pazzini in midfield, earning the Spaniard a yellow card.

updated: February 21, 2013 09:20 IST
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Milan: Ghanaians Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari both scored in a lively second half as AC Milan inflicted a shock 2-0 defeat on Barcelona in their Champions League last 16, first leg, at the San Siro here Wednesday.

Milan, crowned European champions seven times, had failed to beat the Catalan giants in the competition since a 2-0 win at the Camp Nou in 2000 and had exited the competition last season and in 2006 after defeats at the hands of Barcelona.

But, after a promising first-half display was taken up a level in the second period, fans of the Rossoneri were given reason to believe that their team can advance to the quarter-finals.

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