Individual highlights: Lionel Messi vs Atletico Madrid

It is not often that Leo Messi is eclipsed, but in the second half of Barca’s stunning encounter at the Vicente Calderon Atletico’s own Argentine centre-forward Sergio Aguero stole the headlines with an incredible last-gasp winner in a seven goal thriller.

During the first half, nothing but anothe Barcalona win looked on the cards, with Messi at the heart of most of the good things the Catalans’ achieved. The pocket-dynamo opened up the porous Atletico rearguard time after time, with Messi scoring a quality solo goal before being unable to repeat the feats in the second period.

Highlights of Lionel Messi’s performance against Atletico Madrid can be seen here.