Nov 6, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Camp Nou
Barcelona
3-1
AC Milan
Messi (30', 83'), Busquets (39')
Sanchez (62')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Pique (45' og.)
Abate (29'), Muntari (32'), de Jong (56')

Result: Barcelona ease past AC Milan

Barcelona beat AC Milan 3-1 in their Champions League Group F clash at Camp Nou.

Barcelona have beaten AC Milan 3-1 in their Champions League Group H match this evening.

Xavi had an early sight on goal for the home side when he saw his free kick curl narrowly wide of the post.

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi scores a penalty during the UEFA Champions league football match FC Barcelona vs AC Milan at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 6, vies with 2013.© Getty Images

Barcelona were dominating the possession and Neymar was next to have an attempt, but his long-range effort failed to test Christian Abbiati in the Milan goal.

Midway through the half Neymar delivered a dangerous ball across the box that Alexis Sanchez was inches away from connecting with.

On the half-hour mark, Barcelona were awarded a penalty after Ignazio Abate dragged down Neymar inside the box, with Lionel Messi stepping up to fire his spot kick down the middle.

Riccardo Montolivo went close to equalising for the visitors when his well-struck effort beat Victor Valdes but went wide.

The hosts doubled their lead in the 39th minute through Sergio Busquets, who headed home a free kick from Xavi.

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona duels for the ball with Andrea Poli and Cristian Zapata of AC Milan during the UEFA Champions League Group H match Between FC Barcelona and AC Milan at Camp Nou on November 6, 2013 © Getty Images

Milan pulled a goal back on the stroke of half time when Gerard Pique inadvertently diverted a cross from Kaka into his own net.

Andres Iniesta nearly scored the home side's third goal minutes into the second half, but Abbiati was at full stretch to keep out his low effort.

The hosts continued to dominate the proceedings and Neymar came close to scoring a fine solo goal after taking on four Milan players, however with just Abbiati to beat, he fired his strike over the bar.

Barcelona made the game safe with seven minutes left to play, as Messi exchanged passes with Cesc Fabregas, before calmly chipping the ball over Abbiati.

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi scores a penalty during the UEFA Champions league football match FC Barcelona vs AC Milan at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 6, vies with 2013.
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