Thursday, March 18, 2010

Brilliant goals from Lionel Messi put Barca to the quarterfinals Champions League

- Messi 13,
- Pedrito 22,
- Messi 60,
- Bojan 89


**Messi struck a brilliant opener after just 12 minutes to put Barca on track, and then played a key role as Pedro Rodriguez made it 2-0 soon after as the Catalan giants built a 5-1 aggregate lead.

Messi made it 3-0 on the hour with a low shot on the turn, after a long move culminated by Pedro and Toure.

Barca did manage to get one more goal though as substitutes Ibrahimovic and Bojan combined in the 89th minute for the latter to slide home a low shot from outside the area.

Fresh from his stunning treble in Sunday's 3-0 win over Valencia - his second hat-trick in 2010 already - the Argentinian broke the deadlock with a superb finish.

Team Line-ups:

Barcelona: Victor Valdes, Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Carles Puyol, Maxwell, Sergi Busquets (Zlatan Ibrahimovic 66), Yaya Toure, Andres Iniesta (Bojan Krkic 88), Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry (Gabriel Milito 79), Pedro Rodriguez.

Stuttgart: Jens Lehmann, Stefano Celozzi (Timo Gebhart 45), Georg Niedermaier, Mathieu Delpierre, Christian Molinaro Christian Trasch, Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Sami Khedira, Aleksandr Hleb, Cacau, Pavel Pogrebnyak (Ciprian Marica 70).


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