Associated Press  |  Last updated March 12, 2013
Lionel Messi started the comeback with two first-half goals, and Barcelona overwhelmed AC Milan 4-0 Tuesday night to reach its sixth straight Champions League quarterfinal and become the first team ever to advance after losing the first leg 2-0 on the road. Messi scored in the fifth minute with a curling left-footed shot from Xavi Hernandez's pass and again in the 40th after Andres Iniesta stole the ball, moving into sole possession of second on the Champions League career scoring list with 58 goals. David Villa put Barcelona ahead in the aggregate series in the 55th minute from Xavi's through pass, and left back Jordi Alba sealed the win when he scored on a counterattack keyed by a Messi pass in the second minute of stoppage time. AC Milan, a seven-time winner of Europe's top club tournament, won the first leg in Italy on Feb. 20 and nearly got a valuable away goal in the 38th minute, but 18-year-old forward M'baye Niang hit a post with an open shot after a sloppy headed backpas...
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