The Champions League quarter final second leg 2011/12 will go down in history as one of Barcelona’s most magical nights in Europe. It was a tactically rich and intensely gripping encounter, in which Barça’s stylish football, ambitious game-plan and domination of possession overcome a gallant Milan side to qualify for the semi finals. For the fifth time in a row! The Catalans scored three times in doing so, but with a bit more fortune in front of goal, the margin could easily have been even wider.
"It was a grand night, a fantastic response from my teammates. Today, more than ever, I’m very proud to be part of this great family called Barça," said Dani Alves on his Twitter account. The defender also weighed in of the attitude of Guardiola’s team: "we knew that we had a great team in front of us and that the tie was difficult but the team responded perfectly. "I liked the team’s good play and the disposition of my teammates," said Alves who is happy that Barça eliminated "a historic team."