Today's recommendation: Victory at the Bernabéu in UCL semi finals
Watch the full game all over again, and marvel at Messi's brace that secured a famous win at the home of Real Madrid
Barça have made a habit of winning at the Bernabéu in the recent years, but this occasion was particularly special because it came in the semi-finals of the Champions league. The 2-0 victory, with both goals scored by Leo Messi, sent Pep Guardiola and his team off to the final at Wembley – and victory against Manchester United.
Here’s your chance to enjoy all 90 minutes of that magnificent day in 2011 all over again!
Barça were by far the better side, but turning superiority into goals was not easy. Eventually the Argentine made good of an Afellay delivery top open the scoring with a quarter of an hour to go, and then all but settled the tie with a dazzling run three minutes before the end, taking on the whole Madrid defence and slotting home to beat Iker Casillas.
Barça and Madrid met five times in three different competitions that season, and that game was the third in a fortnight. And it wasn’t the last. There was still the Champions League semi-final second leg to come, which ended 1-1 at the Camp Nou and ensured Barça would be going to the finals.