Messi and the key moments of his career: Bayer Leverkusen thrashing
The Argentine great sat down to talk to FourFourTwo and remember the most iconic moments from his illustrious career. A game vs Bayer Leverkusen which saw us beat Bundesliga outfit 7-1 is one of his all-time favourites.
Barcelona 7-1 Bayer Leverkusen
Champions League, last 16, March 7, 2012
"What an incredible night! I’m not sure I could ever rank my goals over one another – I honestly don’t believe that any strike was prettier than the other.
"I was just delighted to get five and, more importantly, that the team won so convincingly. I didn’t realise at the time that I was the first player to score five goals in a Champions League game. I just thought we had played very well as a team and was happy about that. Honestly, I prefer it when the team wins – it’s a team game and without the team, I couldn’t do anything."