Messi and Barcelona can be stopped. For 90 minutes, at least.
AC Milan held the reigning European champions and their free-scoring superstar to a scoreless draw Wednesday night at the San Siro. The same two teams will settle their Champions League quarterfinal tie next week at Barcelona's Camp Nou.
Milan succeeded where few have this season, holding Messi scoreless for the first time in nine games. The hosts played well defensively, holding Barca to just three shots on target while creating a few chances of their own.
An even bigger effort will be needed next week, though, if the Rossoneri want to knock out Barca.
Read on for five lessons from Wednesday's game.