08 Mar '11, 10pm

#singapore news: Football: Messi inspires Barcelona in Champions League win: BARCELONA: A Lionel Messi brace hel...

#singapore news: Football: Messi inspires Barcelona in Champions League win: BARCELONA: A Lionel Messi brace hel...

BARCELONA: A Lionel Messi brace helped Barcelona to a 3-1 victory over 10-man Arsenal on Tuesday to put them into the quarter-finals of Champions League on a 4-3 aggregate. The Argentine World Player of the Year was the difference as Barcelona produced another outstanding display of attacking football which left the Arsenal defence stretched from beginning to end. The Catalan side needed just one goal after losing 2-1 at the Emirates and Messi put them ahead in first-half stoppage time. An own goal by Sergio Busquets put Arsenal back on level terms but the game turned Barca way by the sending off of Robin van Persie two minutes later. Xavi Hernandez levelled the tie at 2-1 and then Leo Messi scored the decider with a penalty. While Van Persie labelled the sending off a joke and questioned the validity of referee Massimo Busacca's credentials for being in charge, a furious ...

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