Champions League review

Five-star Messi shines as Barca dazzle

March 8, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a single Champions League match as Barcelona booked their place in the quarter-finals with an emphatic 7-1 win against Bayer Leverkusen.

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Reigning European champions Barcelona had been understated but superior in the first leg in Germany, winning 3-1, and were expected to ease through in the return match at the Nou Camp.

However, ...

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