Lionel Messi came into today hoping to break Gerhard Müller’s 1972 record of 85 goals in one calendar year. Now, after suffering what appears to be a knee injury during this evening’s Barcelona-Benfica match (UEFA Champions League), fans are wondering if Messi will even take the pitch again in 2012.
Messi entered in the 58th minute, and suffered some sort of serious injury to his left knee in an 87th-minute scoring attempt.
Barcelona is claiming Messi suffered a “minor” injury. A friend while responding to the incident, said “Messi’s injury is spiritual. The power that brings people down when they are about to climb the ladder of success.”
Oh by the way, I hear Chelsea has dropped out of the Champions league…pity!