So Barcelona did go through to the Semifinals of the European Champions League as expected. But the goal they needed did not get scored until their superstar Messi came on as a substitute late in the second half while the team was a goal down on the game and 3-2 down on aggregate.
He didn’t even have to score a goal himself. His presence was enough to motivate the team to score a crucial equalizer that would see them through to last four on away goals. It was Pedro who fired the shot home and made sure his team a place in the semis for the sixth time in a row.
A prolific goalscorer and a talisman for his team. Messi is simply the best.