AC Milan vs. Barcelona (2-0)
Champions League favorites Barcelona have just taken a huge shot to the groin and will exit Milan as losers after the first leg of their crucial matchup with AC. Kevin Price Boateng picked up a lucky garbage-like-cleanup-goal that put AC Milan ahead, although upon further inspection, it did really look like a handball was committed by Cristian Zapata, but hey, you win some you lose some. Milan dangled all over the box for their second, classier goal in the 81st minute when Niang and El Shaarawy went nuts on the trick-stick before Sulley Muntari smashed the ball past Victor Valdés to put AC Milan out of reach.
Kevin Price Boateng’s 56th minute strike and Sulley Muntari’s nail-in-the-coffin goal in the 81st minute:
Galatasaray vs. Shalke 04 (1-1: yawn)
Game B Nobody Cares Other game of the afternoon, Galatasaray and Shalke battled it out to a 1-1 draw in Istanbul. Burak Yilmaz put Galatasary on the board early in the 12th minute and then in the 44th minute, American Jermaine Jones USA USA USA USA found the back of the net to level the score 1-1. And then the second half was wicked boring.
Burak Yilmaz’s 12th minute strike:
Jermaine Jones’ 44th minute equalizer: