Lionel Messi

Champions League final score: Manchester City 0 – Barcelona 2


Everyone expected a highly offensive game between Manchester City and Barcelona, two teams that can score at will. Instead they were treated to a low scoring tense and close affair. The first half ended in a scoreless draw, and the first and only goal came in the second half and with a bit of controversy.

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was breaking into the box when City defender Martín Demichelis slid in and tried to reach around to get the ball. It looked like he didn’t get the ball at all and was shown a red card.

That awarded Barcelona a penalty kick from the spot though there was some debate about whether it should’ve been from outside the box and not the spot. Messi was right around the line of the box when the foul was committed and it looked like the foul began outside the box and finished in. It was too close to call but the referee awarded the penalty kick and Messi converted for the game’s first goal.

In the 90th minute, Dani Alves scored to give Barcelona a commanding 2-0 lead in the aggregate score with a very important two away goals.

Here is the penalty:

messi penalty 1

And another angle:

messi penalty 2

And here is Messi’s penalty kick and goal:

messi pk 1

And another angle:

messi pk 2

Dani Alves’ goal:

Dani Alves goal

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