Bayern Munich 4-0 Barcelona

Messi: My fitness not to blame

April 24, 2013
By Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent
Lionel Messi said that Bayern Munich's strength rather than his own lack of fitness was behind Barcelona's 4-0 hammering in Tuesday evening's Champions League semi-final first leg at the Allianz Arena.

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Barca talisman Messi, making his first start since picking up a thigh injury in the quarter-final first leg at Paris Saint-Germain on April 2, was a peripheral figure throughout as Bayern ...

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