2. Masterful Messi lights up Bernabeu clash
3. A Messi ending for Mourinho's Madrid
4. Vintage Lionel Messi Silences the Crowd
in Santiago Bernabeu
Lionel Messi capitalises for Barcelona as Real Madrid see red again
6. The Times -
7. Messi magic conjures crucial away goals as Mourinho and Pepe see red in the Bernabeu
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The Argentine star then produced a sensational moment of pure football when he waltzed past four Madrid players before touching the ball beyond Iker Casillas to send the travelling support into raptures.
Messi picked up a pass barely inside the Real half and proceeded to beat no less than five defenders before sending a low rolling shot past Casillas into the back of the net. It was an extraordinary individual effort and well worthy of winning a tie.
Messi was not finished and struck a brilliant second with three minutes remaining to leave Barca with one foot in the final. The Argentina ace dribbled past several Madrid defenders at pace before sliding a right-footed shot past Casillas.
Messi then netted a wonderful second three minutes from time when he weaved his way into the Real penalty area and slotted past Casillaswhat else?
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