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It was Messi's goals vs AC Milan

Last updated on: March 13, 2013 09:56 IST

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A double by the mercurial Lionel Messi helped Barcelona reach the Champions League last eight by overhauling AC Milan's two-goal first-leg lead.Lionel Messi was accused of playing below is personal best last week. But the best player in the world took just five minutes to offer a clever reply to his critics.Messi took possession on the edge of Milan's box and, despite being crowded by white AC Milan defenders, shuffled the ball across to his left foot and found the top corner with some of the fleetest footwork.A lot of people would blame terrible defending for the goal but it was just magical from Messi's end.

Image: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates after scoring
Photographs: David Ramos/Getty Images
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The goal changed the complexion of the match as Barcelona believed they could rewrite history once again.

-Messi inspires Barca to thrilling victory over Milan

Messi was not done for the day as Milan was in shock again. In the 40th minute Messi brought Barca level at 2-2 on aggregate with a clinical low finish through a defender's legs.

Messi fueled Barcelona's comeback. And did his critics say Messi cannot score against the Italian teams?

Milan did serve as a platform to build another aura to the legend Messi.


Image: Barcelona's Lionel Messi (second left) scores his second goal past AC Milan's Philippe Mexes (right)
Photographs: Albert Gea/Reuters
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