At a time when the Russian Spartak were almost skirting with a 2-1 over the Barca with under twenty minutes to the final whistle, Lionel Messi struck with two goals to turn the table and let Barcelona leave the field with heads high at Nou camp.
Lionel Messi fires home against Spartak [Photo Daily Record]
The win means 17 undefeated straight home games in Europe for Barca.
The complexion of the game changed in 59 minutes when Dikan brilliantly denied Messi at one end and the Russians broke down the other for former Celtic star Aiden McGeady to play in Romulo to score.
But it was all square again after Tello produced another piece of magic to tee up Messi for the easiest of finishes. And Messi won it when Sanchez’s killer cross found the South American ace to nod the ball home.
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