Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, 2011 UEFA Champions League Semifinal: Messi Makes It 2-0 With Astonishing Individual Effort

Real Madrid will probably happy to end the game now, thinking about it. Barcelona are keeping the ball and just waiting for the tired home team to make a mistake so that they can pad to their lead. If 1-0 would be bad, 2-0 would be disastrous - they can't afford to go to the Camp Nou having to make up a two goal deficit which... oh.

Barcelona are 2-0 down after a beautiful goal by Lionel Messi, who just ran through five Real Madrid defenders to plant a shot past Iker Casillas and in at the far post. That is absolutely magnificent (watch here), and I think it probably wraps up the whole tie. Goodness, that was impressive, although I have to say that I think it was probably going wide before Sergio Ramos got a touch on it right at the end. Whoopsies.

This is the third of four matches between Real Madrid and Barcelona. You can view our coverage of the April 16th and 20th match here and here, with live coverage of Real Madrid vs Barcelona on April 27 in this story stream.

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