Dirty Tackle

Leo Messi scores impressive goal while surrounded by half of Milan

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

Down 2-0 to Milan after the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie, Barcelona needed a comeback that would prove their growing list of doubters wrong and show that they have the gumption to mount a comeback. So Lionel Messi wasted no time in getting his side on the scoresheet in the second leg, pinning a shot to the top corner of the net just five minutes into the match while surrounded by half of Milan's starting XI.

[Related: Messi's brilliance lifts Barca to improbable Champions League comeback]

According to Opta this was only Messi's second fastest goal in the Champions League, as he scored in the fourth minute against Basel in 2008.

UPDATE: Messi scored a second goal through Philippe Mexes' legs in the 40th minute to make it 2-2 on aggregate.

UPDATE II: David Villa added a third goal in the 55th minute to put Barcelona up 3-0 in the second leg and 3-2 on aggregate.

UPDATE III: Jordi Alba scored one last goal just before full time to make it 4-0. So how is that "end of an era" for Barcelona going now?

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Messi finds a hole. (Getty)

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Abate is unsure how he did that. (Getty)

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