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Top 10 Champions League games ever: 8 - Barcelona v Bayer Leverkusen
Published : 03 Oct 2012 14:51:45
Lionel Messi set a new Champions League record, scoring five goals as Barcelona demolished Leverkusen 7-1 on the night, and 10-2 on aggregate.
Lionel Messi was the history-making hero, becoming the first player ever, to score five times ever, in a single Champions League game.
The host's dominated the entire game, as the score line shows. And on 25 minutes, Messi scored his first of five. Infact, it only took the Agentine an hour of football to score four goals, before the 84th minute arose and he created even more history.
Another goal scoring record set by Lionel Messi, the current Ballon d'Or holder sets goal scoring records each game, and at just the age of 25, we can all expect him to score plenty more. Infact, so one-sided was this game that Guardiola and counterpart Robin Dutt shared a celebratory cuddle when sub - Bellarabi curled it past Victor Valdes for a stylish consolation goal in the final minute.
Key Player: Lionel Messi
What is there to say about Lionel Messi? The little Argentine scores for fun it would seem, and setting a new record against a competitive side is an incredible achievement. At just the age of 25 we can expect plenty or achievements, records, stats to be set by Messi. One can only assume it is more likely Messi will reach 6 goals a game before someone matches his 5.