27 Sep '11, 11am

Messi leads Barcelona against BATE in Champions League

Messi leads Barcelona against BATE in Champions League

With two hat tricks in his last three games, Lionel Messi looks primed to lead defending champion Barcelona to its first win of this Champions League campaign at BATE Borisov in Group H on Wednesday, while injury-plagued AC Milan hosts Viktoria Plzen. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MINSK (AP) - With two hat tricks in his last three games, Lionel Messi looks primed to lead defending champion Barcelona to its first win of this Champions League campaign at BATE Borisov in Group H on Wednesday, while injury-plagued AC Milan hosts Viktoria Plzen. Messi has scored a Spanish league best eight goals this season, but his team will need to avoid repeating the defensive mistakes that led to a 2-2 draw against Milan in their European opener. With Brazil forwards Alexandre Pato and Robinho unavailable, Milan is hoping that Zlatan Ibrahimovic can return from a leg injury against competition newcomer...

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