Atletico de Madrid won 4 - 0 Austria Vienna & secured the top spot of Group G & into the next stage. The Spanish Football Team continues with its "sweet moment" & it´s the 4th win in Champions League. Excellent Football & play from the beginning to the end that gave few options to the Austrian Team. The goals came in the following order:
- Miranda 10th min
- Raul Garcia 25th min
- Filipe Luis 46 th min
- Diego Costa 82nd min
FC Barcelona managed to shake off an "annoying" AC Milan & finally win 3 - 1 in their Group H game. Barça secures their presence in the next stage of the Champions League tournament.
The first half saw Barça dominant as Milan defended & waited in their own half. With this attitude from the Italians it was not too long before the continuing Barça attacks would give their rewards. The first prize came in the 30th min when Milan defender Abate fouled Neymar in the area. Lionel Messi converted the penalty for the first goal of FC Barcelona. Did not take long before the second Barça goal came when Busquets converted a Xavi free kick into a 39th min goal. Then the surprise, right before the end of the 1ºst half a Kaka play ended in an own goal from Barça defender Pique. This was to lift Milan in the second half , bring on Balotteli & look for the equalizer.
The Milan change of mentality in the second half from defensive to attack paid dividends & had Barça on the back foot creating numerous chances of goal. What let Milan down was the lack of effectiveness & finishing that would have lifted the nerves of an already rattled Barça. In Football if you don´t take your chances you pay the price & Barça brought on Cesc Fabregas who gave a pass to Lionel Messi in the 82nd min & broke through the Milan defence to score the third. This took all the wind out of the Milan sails & the match ended 3 -1 for FC Barcelona.