Xavi said a few weeks ago (via Marca.com), "This generation has yet to make a historic comeback."
On Tuesday night, we saw this generation of FC Barcelona players finally make that historic comeback.
It was a game and night for the ages, as Lionel Messi led FC Barcelona to a 4-0 blowout of AC Milan on Tuesday night.
Messi got things started just five minutes into the game, as some fancy footwork helped Leo blast a golazo from inside the box. Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati couldn't do a thing about it.
In the 39th minute, M'Baye Niang hit the post as Javier Mascherano made an error, leading to the opportunity for the 18-year-old to score. I nearly passed out.
After that ball hit the post, you knew luck and/or fate was on Barcelona's side.
Just a minute later, Messi tied up the aggregate score with a low shot to the right, putting it past a diving Abbiati.The Camp Nou exploded in joy as the little Argentine got a brace just before halftime.
In the second half, Messi's shot was nicely recovered by Abbiati in the 47th minute.
David Villa gave Barcelona an aggregate lead in the 55th minute. Xavi's pass to El Guaje was nearly stopped by a sliding Kevin Constant, but the pass got to Villa, and David blasted a curling shot to the top left of the net for the 3-0 scoreline.
Sergio Busquets made a tremendous stop in the 80th minute. Jordi Alba made a huge stop on a Robinho shot in the 82nd minute.
In stoppage time, Messi found Alexis Sanchez, who then made a tremendous pass to Jordi Alba on the break, who put it past Abbiati to secure Barcelona's ticket to the next round.
Tutti a casa!
Milan a casa!
FINAL: FC Barcelona 4 - 0 AC Milan
I believed in the comeback. I hope you did, as well. As I mentioned on Twitter, I'm not ashamed to admit that I shed a few tears of joy after this game. This is why we love football!
With this win, let me tell you "From the Mind of Xoel" why FC Barcelona's epic Champions League comeback will spark another Barca title.