Champions League scores – Wednesday 7 March
Barcelona produced a sensational display on Wednesday night to trounce Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 at the Nou Camp and go through 10-2 on aggregate against a German side that were left utterly deflated at the final whistle.
March 7th, 2012
It will be absolutely no surprise to hear that Lionel Messi was the chief tormentor in this one-sided contest and the Argentine broke a record by becoming the first player to score five Champions League goals in one game.
Messi broke the deadlock in the 25th minute to take the tie out of reach and the forward was on hand to add goals in the 42nd and 49th minute to complete a brilliant hat-trick, with two of the goals being deft finishes over the goalkeeper.
Tello was determined to get in on the act and the youngster grabbed a brace for himself, although it was Messi that got the lion’s share of the goals with further strikes in the 58th and 84th minute.
Meanwhile, APOEL Nicosia weren’t expected to get anywhere near the Champions League knockout stage, although the Cypriot side are in the last eight of the competition after beating Lyon on penalties.