Arsenal were unceremoniously dumped from the Champions League by a Barcelona side armed with an almost unstoppable Leo Messi. Things all appeared to be going according to plan when the Emirates side took an early lead through in form forward Nicklas Bendtner. However things were to turn very swifly indeed.
Leo Messi scored yet another hat-trick, this time within 21 first half minutes to leave the Gunners shell-shocked. The burst of brilliance from the Argentine left the north London side floundering and Arsene Wenger was forced into making second half changes, bringing on Eduardo and Emmanuel Eboue in an attempt to turn the tide.
However Messi continued to exert himself on the game and scored his, and Barcelona’s, fourth with a few minutes left on the clock.
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