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Messi Makes Champion League History

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0  Updated at 4:17 pm, March 7th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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David Ramos/Getty Images(BARCELONA, Spain) — Lionel Messi became the first player in Champions League history to score five goals in a match, as Barcelona pounded Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 Wednesday night. The defending champions will move on to the quarterfinals with a 10-2 aggregate victory.

Messi’s five goals came in the 25th, 42nd, 49th, 58th and 84th minutes of the match. It is his 17th career hat trick and first five-goal game of his career.

Messi now has 48 goals on the season for Barcelona, with 12 of them coming in the Champions League.

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