L'Équipe and Gazzetta dello Sport

FC Barcelona’s extraordinary victory made international news as front pages from around the world highlighted the 4-0 thrashing of AC Milan.

‘Divin’ - L’Équipe (France): The French daily highlights Barça’s “superb performance.” The daily goes on to say that “the Catalans were nearly perfect” in the return leg of the round of 16 at the Camp Nou.

“Lionel Messi leads Barça past Milan” - Sports Illustrated (USA): “Hailed as perhaps soccer’s greatest team ever, Barcelona faced a challenge no club had overcome: advancing in the Champions League after a 2-0 first-leg loss on the road.”

“A lezione da Messi” - La Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy): The Italians praise Messi after Barça’s “decisive 4-0 victory.”

“Milan Troppo Messi” - Corriere dello Sport (Italy): The Italian daily talks of “Messi’s show” against Milan whilst lamenting Niang’s shot to the post.

“Barcelona sends emphatic message to doubters” - New York Times (USA): Barcelona’s “dominance returned” on Tuesday, says the American newspaper. “It was vintage Barcelona.”

“En Barcelona nao ha Milagro... ha Messi” - A Bola (Portugal): The Portuguese daily qualifies Barça’s win over Milan as a miracle.


“Volvio la magia” - Olé (Argentina): “Barça’s exquisite and joyful football destroyed the catenaccio,” says that daily.

“Fumata nare” - Tuttosport (Italy): “Milan are destroyed at the Camp Nou” and “aliens (Barça) don’t miss twice.”


“Fumata azulgrana” - El Periódico (Spain): The Spanish newspaper also makes reference to the papal conclave.

“Vuelve el Barça” - La Vanguardia / Marca (Spain): Marca indicates that Barça now have the epic comeback that lacked.

“Total football triumphs” - ESPN (USA): The American press outlet highlights Barça’s mentality in Tuesday’s 4-0 drubbing of Milan.

“¡Qué noche!” - Mundo Deportivo (Catalonia): “Colossal Barça” and “ecstasy at the Camp Nou” screams the front page.

“Apotheosis” - Sport (Catalonia): “Two goals from Messi led a brilliant Barça to the quarter-finals.”


“No són d’exe món” - El 9 Esportiu (Catalonia): The Catalan daily declares that yesterday’s match was “unforgettable.”

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