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Brilliant Barca, patient Galatasaray

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A supreme Barcelona inspired by Lionel Messi swept to a 4-0 victory over Milan to win 4-2 on aggregate and reach the Champions League quarter-finals. 

Lionel Messi is congratulated by teammate David Villa after scoring a goal as they celebrate beside AC Milan's Mathieu Flamini (Reuters photo)

A superb first-half brace from Messi put the Blaugrana 2-0 ahead on the night and levelled the tie 2-2 on aggregate, but in between Milan striker M'Baye Niang hit the post with a one-on-one which would have left Barca needing four goals to qualify.

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