Thursday, March 8th, 2012
As if all the records Lionel Messi has broken were not enough, footage has now emerged proving that “The Flea” had a headache before scoring five goals against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.
To recap, Lionel Messi is the first player to claim a 5-goal haul in a Champions League match and he now has 101 (great) goals in 97 official appearances for Barcelona since the start of last season.
But, reports have emerged in the aftermath of the 7-1 win that Messi came close to not playing and had to be given an aspirin by the Barcelona doctor Richard Pruna.
Related links: Video of the 5-goal haul.