Wednesday, April 23, 2014

UEFA CL: Ghanaian duo sink Barcelona

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The two Ghanaians scored the goals that sunk Barcelona.

The Ghanaian duo of Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari scored one goal each as AC Milan secured a famous 2-0 win over Barcelona at the San Siro in a first leg Round of 16 UEFA Champions League tie.

Barcelona were denied their free flowing style of football, particularly in the second half, and would now have all the work to do in the return leg billed for the Camp Nou.

For the opener, a woeful free kick deflected into the box. It ricochet off an arm into the feet of Boateng whose vicious low strike passed Valdes to give the Italian giants a deserved lead in the 54th minute.

With the likes of Lionel Messi, Pedro, and Iniesta all put in check, Milan pressed to double their lead; and they were lucky to get another goal from another Ghanaian, Sulley Muntari, in the 81st minute.

El Shaarawy flicked the ball to Muntari, who readied himself for the volley to score his first goal of the campaign with an astute finish past the Barcelona goalkeeper.

Barcelona have not lost a Champions League match by a margin greater than one since losing 3-1 to Inter in this stadium (2009/10 semifinals) and with Wednesday’s defeat, the Catalans could be living dangerously in the Champions League.

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