[Lionel Messi] The Green Field Hero – the Beauty of Football
The Green Field Hero – the beauty of Footbal
Full name Lionel Andrés Messi
Date of birth 24 June 1987 (age 25)
Place of birth Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Barcelona v Milan – as it happened
Barcelona were inspired by the mesmeric Lionel Messi as they came back from their 2-0 defeat to Milan in the first leg to reach the last eight of the Champions League.
ull time: Barcelona 4-0 Milan (4-2 on aggregate)
There’s the final whistle and Barcelona are into the quarter-final, becoming the first side to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit in the Champions League! It was 4-0 to Milan in the final in 1994 and it’s 4-0 to Barcelona tonight after a truly exhilarating performance from a side who have answered a few questions from their critics tonight. At times they were out of this world, particularly the two goals from Lionel Messi that calmed the nerves in the first half, and the third goal from David Villa was wonderful. Look at that, Villa in, Fabregas out, and Barcelona tear a good side apart. Milan will wonder what might have been, especially given the chances that Niang and Robinho failed to take, but ultimately they were outclassed.