Picture: Lionel Messi was surrounded by 5 AC Milan players for Barcelona opener

And to think that in the build up to Barcelona’s rout of AC Milan we were told Lionel Messi was enduring a slump.

It was Messi’s fastest goal ever in a Champions League match, beating his previous best of nine minutes against Bayern Munich in 2009.

Barcelona’s opener, which really set the tone, also happened to be Lionel Messi’s first goal against an Italian team in 10 matches.

The pictorial evidence that came immediately after Lionel Messi crashed in the first past Abbiati showed just how brilliantly the Argentine had done to get a shot away in the first place.

A couple of pictures below, followed by GIF of Messi’s Golazo.