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Big three sizzle in Barcelona's comeback

Last updated on: March 13, 2013 12:16 IST

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Barcelona waited and gave an apt reply to not only AC Milan, but also their critics.

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By eliminating Milan 4-0 (4-2) at Camp Nou not only did the Catalan side get their heads above troubled waters in the Champions League, but once again made it clear that they the team to beat.

While Messi's goals will grab all the headlines, there is no denying that it was sheer team efforts that helped Barcelona script history.

It was also one of the rarest of occasions when Barcelona's Big Three --Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta -- performed to their full potential and sizzled in the emphatic victory.


Image: Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates with Andres Iniesta (right)
Photographs: Albert Gea/Reuters

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Messi and Iniesta came under heavy criticism for their lack of form last week in the first leg, but the two rose to the occasion and helped Barcelona cruise.

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Xavi must have been raring to go before the match after he was miraculously declared fit. And when on the field, it was his perfect passes that made all the difference.

FC Barcelona's 'special players' gave an incredible display according to assistant boss Jordi Roura, with Massimiliano Allegri accepting the victors played 'extraordinarily well'.

Now if the bosses say so, how can we deny their word?


Image: Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez (centre), Lionel Messi
Photographs: Ricardo Ordonez/Reuters
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