barcelona (teknik direktör: frank rijkaard) victor valdes, juliano belletti, carles puyol, oleguer presas, giovanni van bronckhorst, xavier hernandez “xavi”, rafael marquez (henrik larsson 80'), anderson de souza “deco”, ludovic giuly (andres iniesta 67'), ronaldo de assis “ronaldinho”, samuel eto'o
ac milan (teknik direktör: carlo ancelotti) nelson de jesus silva “dida”, marcos evangelista de moraes “cafu”, paolo maldini, alessandro nesta, kakha kaladze, gennaro gattuso, andrea pirlo, massimo ambrosini, sergio claudio dos santos “serginho” (clarence seedorf 74'), ricardo izecson dos santos “kaka” (rui manuel cesar costa 76'), andrij shevchenko (jon dahl tomasson 87')
ronaldinho rocket floors milan published: wednesday 3 november 2004, 0.30cet
fc barcelona 2-1 ac milan a late winner from brazilian playmaker ronaldinho delights the camp nou.
by graham hunter at camp nou
a spectacular winner from ronaldinho a minute from time earned fc barcelona a dramatic victory against ac milan in uefa champions league group f tonight.
stunning winner with the game seemingly heading towards a 1-1 draw that would have taken the italian champions through after samuel eto'o had levelled for the home side to cancel out andriy shevchenko's opening goal, the brazilian playmaker picked up eto'o's pass just outside the penalty area and cut inside alessandro nesta before unleashing an unstoppable left-foot shot that flew high into the top corner and sent the 90,000 camp nou fans into ecstasy.
big names return barcelona were still without long-term injury victims gerard lópez, edmílson, thiago motta, gabri garcía and sylvinho, although ludovic giuly returned. milan, meanwhile, welcomed kakha kaladze, shevchenko, serginho and andrea pirlo back into their starting lineup.
early opportunity although milan's tactical plan and fluid passing dominated the first half, it was the home side who should have scored first. brazilian full-back juliano belletti had needed a late fitness test on an achilles injury but created danger as early as the fifth minute, cutting back on to his left foot and delivering a lovely drifting cross that deco headed powerfully beyond milan goalkeeper dida only to see the ball shave the post.
volleyed chance the escape spurred on the italian champions, who controlled play by keeping possession and playing cleverly on the break. in a forewarning of what was to come, shevchenko turned carles puyol and found the galloping serginho, who in turn crossed for kaká but víctor valdés did excellently to hold the volley.
fine finish but by the 17th minute the visitors had the lead. pirlo had time to spot shevchenko's turn and sprint and his pass caught out oleguer presas. the ukraine striker eluded his marker to burst free and gave valdés no chance with his composed finish.
barça bounce back barcelona, however, refused to crumble and little by little edged further upfield as ronaldinho flashed two shots wide, while it took a solid tackle from nesta to block eto'o's determined run. deco then slid an opportunistic shot just wide following neat play between giuly and eto'o.
thumping equaliser barcelona's reward was the goal which hauled them back into contention, with the bizarre component an accidental bump of ronaldinho's head against cafu's mouth that left the milan player off the pitch. referee urs meier quickly allowed play to restart and a quick pass from rafael márquez found xavi hernández for a lovely pass into the path of eto'o, who crashed his shot high into the net.
eto'o danger finally the crowd and the home team raised their game and cameroonian international striker eto'o collected ronaldinho's flick-on to thump a left-footed shot just wide as the first half ended. milan's response was to defend still deeper and rely on counterattacks, handing momentum to the home side.
dida excels ten minutes into the half dida had to produce two outstanding saves to keep milan in the game. first he fumbled deco's free-kick after ronaldinho had been fouled, but dived to save xavi's follow-up effort superbly and moments later blocked a cleverly worked close-range shot from giovanni van bronckhorst.
superb stop but the save of the night came at the other end on the hour when cafu's vicious volley was pawed away from the top right-hand corner of his goal by valdés. in the main, however, it was barça who looked the more likely winners, but milan looked to have held firm before ronaldinho's stunning effort.
* milan barcelona önünde şampiyonlar ligi'nde 4. hafta bugün oynanacak 8 karşılaşma ile başlayacak. gecenin en heyecanlı maçında, b grubu'nda barcelona evinde milan'ı ağırlayacak. aynı grupta lucescu'nun takımı s.donetsk, celtic deplasmanına çıkacak. bu iki maç da saat 21.45'te start alacak.
ispanyol kulübü milan'ı 89.dakikada bulduğu golle 2-1 yendi ve rakibiyle aynı puana ulaştı.
şampiyonlar ligi f grubu'nda barcelona milan'ı 2-1 devirdi. iki hafta önce 1-0 mağlup olduğu rakibi karşısında 17. dakikada shevchenko'nun golüyle 1-0 yenik duruma düşen barcelona, 37'da xavi'nin pasında eto'o ile skora dengeyi getirdi. 89. dakikada ronaldinho'nun golüyle katalan ekibi sahadan 3 puanla ayrılıp milan ile birlikte 9 puana çıktı.