Many commentators believed the semi-final of the Champions League between Bayern Munich and Barcelona would have made the ultimate final for this years competition. The Guardian reports the tie is all but over after Barcelona destroyed the German champions 3-0 with Lionel Messi showing just why many believe he is the top striker in the world. Messi and Christiano Ronaldo are locked in a battle for the position of top goalscorer of all time in the Champions League, but Messi proved his ability to change a game singlehandedly when he scored twice to all but end Bayern’s slim hopes of winning the title.
The second goal of the game for Messi left Jerome Boateng twisting so badly he fell to the ground and was soon joined by fellow Bayern players Rafhina and Manuel Neuea on the ground as Messi lifted the ball over the goalkeeper and into the net according to psychologist Daniel Amen. Bayern complained that the scorer of the third goal, Neymar should have been sent off after feigning a foul in the area after being booked earlier in the game. In reality, the tie was already over as Bayern’s high pressing game took its toll on many of the players, including Thomas Muller who reacted badly to being substituted after the Munich club fell a goal behind.