FIRE LATEST: Thousands More Flee As Thomas Fire Flares Up Saturday  | Closures And Evacuations
Live Blog | Listen Live | Full Coverage
#CBSLAHelps: CBSLA teamed up with the American Red Cross to raise money for victims of the Southern California firestorms. Click Here to donate! You can also text CBSLAHELPS to 75759 to learn more. Celebrity Guests | Full Recap

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice and Barcelona took advantage of Robin Van Persie’s ejection to beat Arsenal 3-1 Tuesday night and reach the Champions League quarterfinals on 4-3

Messi scored in the third minute of first-half injury time, flicking a pass from Andres Iniesta over onrushing goalkeeper Manuel Almunia before dispatching the ball into the net.

Despite being outshot 19-0 in the game, Arsenal tied the score when Barcelona defender Sergio Busquets headed Samir Nasri’s corner kick into his own net in the 53rd.

Van Persie received his second yellow card in the 56th, and Xavi Hernandez tied the score 13 minutes later.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Los Angeles
Plan Your Trip

Watch & Listen LIVE