Bayer Leverkusen Vs. Barcelona, 2012 UEFA Champions League: Wonderful Messi Effort Hits Post

And now we have Barcelona substitution number two as Adriano wanders off to be replaced by Pedro. Adriano's clearly injured - he takes a while to hobble off and looks to be in considerable pain. Other than that, there's not much going on in the actual match at the moment. Barcelona are having one of their spells where they keep the ball in the middle third without actually doing anything with it, while Bayer Leverkusen look to be taking a rest from their manic pressing.

Of course, as I write that, the Barcelona machine uncoils and throws a dart of a pass straight through the heart of the Leverkusen defence for Thiago Alcantara to run onto. The young midfielder nearly gets on the end of it, but Bernd Leno's desperate slide denies him. Barcelona aren't done attacking, however - Lionel Messi puts in a quite brilliant solo performance, skipping past Michal Kadlac and then Simon Rolfes and then attempting a really cheeky chip from a tight angle. It hits the post and rolls straight to Leno, who claims gratefully.

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