Lionel Messi, grimacing in pain, was taken off the field on a cart with a knee injury as Barcelona was held to a 0-0 tie by Benfica in a Champions League match on Wednesday night.
Lionel Messi became the first player to score five goals in a Champions League game as Barcelona thrashed Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 Wednesday for the defending champions to ease into the quarterfinals.
Juninho scored the game-winner in stoppage time to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a thrilling 2-1 victory over Morelia on Wednesday night in Champions League play.
Lionel Messi has won the inaugural UEFA Best Player in Europe award for the 2010-11 season.
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 aggregate.