Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Barcelona 4 – Malaga 1 (La Liga, May 2, 2012) (Longer highlights.) Barcelona captain Carles Puyol fired the Catalans 1-up against Malaga following a flat Iniesta cross, but Malaga equalised in the 26th minute courtesy of a smart header from Jose Salomon Rondon. The Catalans retook the lead in the 33rd minute as Lionel Messi notched his 66th goal of the season from the penalty spot. An historic moment of significance played out in the 59th minute as, from a second penalty, Lionel Messi matched Gerd Muller’s record of 67 goals in a single season. Lionel Messi then smashed Die Bomber’s record with a fabulous hat-trick goal that ivolved a cheeky dink over the keeper that allowed the Argentine to walk his 68th goal of the season into the net.
Individual highlights: Andres Iniesta.