Champions League: Lionel Messi gets awarded penalty, scores a goal (GIFs)

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

The scoreless draw in the Manchester City and Barcelona finally ended in the second half. Lionel Messi was breaking into the box when he got tackled from behind by City defender Martín Demichelis. He slid in and tried to reach around to get the ball but didn’t 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. I think the second angle of the penalty shows it was in the box.

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



Topics: Barcelona, Manchester City

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