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Barcelona 4 Arsenal 1 (6-3 on agg): Magical Messi hits four

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06 Apr 2010 21:40:36

Barcelona 4 Arsenal 1 (6-3 on agg): Magical Messi hits four

Barcelona win 6-3 on aggregateBrilliant Lionel Messi helped himself to four goals as Arsenal's Champions League dream was ended by Barcelona in the Nou Camp. Nicklas Bendtner had fired the Gunners into a shock lead on 18 minutes. However, Messi soon drew the hosts level after capitalising on a mistake by Mikael Silvestre. The amazing Argentina forward then added a second from close range before dashing clear to make it 3-1 - and 5-3 on aggregate - just before the break, and grabbed a fourth with three minutes left. More to follow... Perfect 10: Lionel Messi - Barca's magical No10 - issued a swift rebuke to Arsenal's opener by instantly firing in an equaliser on the night Great Dane: Nicklas Bendtner put Arsenal into a dream lead to go ahead in the tie after latching onto his rebounded save from Valdes Two good: Messi splits the Arsenal defence for the second time shortly after his first to put Barca in the lead Over and out: With sublime skill Messi breaks through to lob Almunia and seal his first-half hat-trick, shattering Arsenal's Erupean dream Simply the best: Messi makes it four as Almunia and his Arsenal defence are left to rue the awesome ability of the Argentinian ace  Beckham beware: MLS want Arsenal legends Vieira, Pires and HenryRoma line up bids for Arsenal star Eboue and Pompey defender BelhadjBarcelona 4 Arsenal 1: How the action unfolded at the Nou CampARSENAL FC


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