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  • Barcelona 4-1 Arsenal: Messi magical quattrick

    Barcelona strolled into the Champions League semi-final 4-1 over Arsenal conquer. The nest four goals in Barca Arsenal all scored by Lionel Messi.

    After a 2-2 draw in the quarter-final first leg last week, Barça shows its dominance. However, Messi, who became a star when appearing in front of his supporters at the Camp Nou on Tuesday (6/4/2010) .

    Nicklas Bendtner shock the host first through his goal in minute 18. But three minutes later Messi managed an equalizer for a 1-1. At minute 37, Messi made superior squad to 2-1.

    At minute 42, Messi made a hat-trick. Argentine international striker made one goal again towards the end of the game and make squad winning 6-3 on aggregate and the right to advance to the semifinals.

    The result left Barca prepare to face Inter Milan in the semi-finals after the Italian club beat CSKA Moscow 2-0 on aggregate.

    The game

    Xavi Hernandez opened the first opportunity for Barca in the 3rd minute but the ball still falls on the side of the net. After that Messi's turn to kick his left leg but can still be blocked by goalkeeper Almunia.

    Pedro could also threaten Arsenal in the 10th minute. While Messi is big opportunity to break through the Gunners goalkeeper kick the ball but still thin on top of Arsenal.

    But Arsenal finally winning it first in the 18th minute. Starting as a fast attack by Walcott. The ball passed to Bendtner and Valdes had to hold him and the ball rebounded back forwarded by Bendtner.

    However, Barca got up. Messi finally managed an equalizer for a 1-1 in minute 21. Although Messi is still able to get the guard off his left foot kick to the wicket keeper Almunia.

    In the 31st minute, Messi returned to threaten Arsenal but this time only about Arsenal side. But the Argentine international striker still cumbersome defense kept the Gunners.

    In the 37th minute, Messi successfully conquered Almunia for the second time after completing the feedback from the foot of his right foot Pedro. Argentine striker is extraordinary still continues to spread threats.

    Messi finally scored the third goal in the game. This time he moved quickly after receiving the ball results Abidal's header. Cleverly, he gouged the ball past Almunia's head after dealing with Arsenal's goalkeeper.

    Second half, Barca still not releasing the pressure. A chance Bojan shot through his right leg still extended to the pole distance. But that last effort Bojan because soon he was replaced by Yaya Toure.

    While Bendtner wasted opportunities in front of Barca goal chances in 60 minutes so that the first ball thrown opposing players. While hard Rosicky strike from outside the penalty box still soaring above the goal.

    Bendtner's header hit the post on 72 minutes still to win the game Barca. However, Barca are also very very attempt to threaten Arsenal's defense and Messi added one more goal in the 87th minute.

    In the 88th minute, Messi's first attempt can still be dammed by Almunia. But the ball rebounded successfully completed this Barca striker to past the Arsenal goalkeeper two legs.

    Score 4-2 for Barca did not change until the end of the game and the Pep Guardiola squad is entitled to qualify for the semis.

    Team Line-up:

    Barcelona: 1-Victor Valdes; 2-Daniel Alves, 4-Raphael Marquez, 18-Gabriel Milito, 22-Eric Abidal (19-Maxwell, 52), 6-Xavi, 16-Sergio Busquets, Seydou Keita, 15, 17-Pedro (8-Andres Iniesta 85), 10-Lionel Messi, Bojan Krkic 11-(24-Yaya Toure 55)

    Arsenal: 1-Manuel Almunia; 3-Bacary Sagna, 18-Mikael Silvestre (27-Emmanuel Eboue 63), 5-Thomas Vermaelen, 22-Gael Clichy; 14-Theo Walcott, 15-Denilson, 2-Abou Diaby, 7 - Tomas Rosicky (Eduardo 9-73), 8-Samir Nasri, Nicklas Bendtner, 52


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