Posted April 30, 2013 on
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Lionel Messi and his Barcelona teammates will get another chance at Bayern Munich on Wednesday, and they'll have to play better than ever to reach the Champions League final.
Bayern routed Barcelona 4-0 last week in the first leg of the semifinals, leaving Messi and his mates with a job that has never before been accomplished in the competition.
But that doesn't mean they won't try.
''We need to go for a comeback,'' Messi said Saturday after Barcelona's 2-2 draw with Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league.
Messi, nursing a hamstring injury, failed to make much of an impact last week. Instead, he watched as Bayern tore through Barcelona's defense a day before Borussia Dortmund beat Real Madrid 4-1 in the other semifinal series.
''People are talking a lot about a German final at Wembley, but first there is Barcelona,'' Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes said. ''We have to play with the same passion, the same concentration and the...
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Lionel Messi and Barcelona hope to become the first team to advance in the Champions League after losing the first leg of a knockout matchup by four goals.
Bayern Munich routed Barcelona 4-0 last week in Germany, and the teams meet Wednesday night in Spain at Camp Nou for the second leg of their total-goals semifinal.
''We need to go for a comeback,'' Messi said...
That Lionel Messi goal that made every highlights package the other day? Ray Hudson liked it. A lot.
And yet we're not annoyed as we would have been if Gus Johnson had done this.
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Lionel Messi added yet another brilliant goal to his loaded resume when he slipped past several Athletic Bilbao defenders this past weekend. In total, he worked his way around four defenders. He touched the ball just seven times while carving up the Bilbao defense. The end result was a predictable beautiful finish into the left side of the net.
What could possibly upstage...
Bayern Munich's 3-0 win at Barcelona in Wednesday's Champions League semifinal at the Camp Nou sent the Bundesliga champions through 7-0 on aggregate to meet fellow German side Borussia Dortmund in this season's final. Most importantly, however, Munich's victory looks to have brought the curtain down on this previously all-conquering but now worn out Catalan side...
He probably does. Which is why imitating him to pick up women might not be such a bad idea.
Emmanuel Frimpong mocks Barcelona
Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has mocked Barcelona following their Champions League humiliation suffered at the hands of Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
The Spanish champions, acclaimed as the best team in the world suffered a beating of their lives after losing 7-0 on aggregated to the new German champions.
Barcelona were expected to cruise...