Real Madrid 0
There was fighting and faking but not much football until the 88th minute and then there was a moment of rare beauty. With three minutes to go Lionel Messi scored a truly wonderful goal to give Barcelona a huge lead in this European Cup semi-final. Dashing past five players, he sprinted into the Real Madrid penalty area and slipped the ball smoothly past Iker Casillas to double the visitors' lead and raise his total for the season to a remarkable 52 goals for his club.
It was one of the finest goals this competition has ever witnessed, delivered by a player who at 23 is already Barcelona's third-top scorer in history and is now being compared not just to the best players in the world but the finest footballers of all time.
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