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Champions League: Messi shines as Barcelona beat Bayern Munich 3-0

  • Showing why he’s considered by many to be this generation’s greatest footballer, Lionel Messi struck twice within three minutes as Barcelona defeated Bayern Munich 3-0 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.

    The Germans, playing away from home, did well to hold off Barcelona for most of the match before Messi scored in the 77th and 80th minutes. A shocked Bayern had no time to recover as Neymar hit a third. Current and former players lauded Messi, along with Javier Mascherano, the Barcelona midfielder, describing the former as a player “that’s impossible to describe”.

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