UEFA Champions League Final 2011: Video, Lionel Messi Strikes For Barcelona

This just in. Lionel Messi is better at football than anyone else in the world is at anything. The diminutive Argentine danced his way to the center of the field and unleashed a ferocious shot past Edwin van der Sar to put Barcelona up 2-1 on Manchester United early in the second half. The world's best player clearly puts the fear of god into Nemanja Vidic, who is sure Messi is going to run at him. Instead he stops, shoots and scores.

For news, opinion, and feature articles leading up to the UEFA Champions League final, bookmark this StoryStream and check it often. We’ll have new posts right here throughout the week, during the game, and after the game. For more on the entire world of football, check out SB Nation Soccer. Manchester United fans should head over to The Busby Babe, while Barcelona fans should check out Barca Blaugranes.

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