Lionel Messi injured late on in Barcelona’s goalless draw with Benfica

Barcelona 0 – Benfica 0 (Champions League, December 5, 2012) (Alternative highlights & longer highlights.) Rodrigo blew a one-one-one chance early on for Benfica. In the final minutes of the match, what looked like a serious injury to Lionel Messi seemed likely to dominate all the chatter about this encounter.

Picture. Lionel Messi stretchered off v Benfica.

Longer video of Lionel Messi’s injury v Benfica.

Before he got injured… GIF: Lionel Messi v 7 Benfica players.

Gif & Tweets: Lionel Messi’s gets injured v Benfica, can he still beat Gerd Muller’s all-time calendar scoring record?

Tito Vilanova waiting on Lionel Messi knock.

Picture: A black cat was spotted on the Nou Camp pitch before Lionel Messi’s injury (spooky, maybe)