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Alexandre Pato And Leo Messi Create Some Great Goals As AC Milan And Barcelona Kick Off The Champions League Season

Cracker of a match yesterday between AC Milan and Barcelona. Alexandre Pato turned on some otherworldly speed to score for MIlan just 24 seconds after kickoff (above). Then it was Leo Messi's turn (below, with other highlights). How Messi gets in that centering pass to Pedro for the Barcelona equalizer is beyond me. David Villa later scored on a perfect, swerving free kick that Rob Hughes at The New York Times justly calls "a masterpiece of still art." Thiago Silva tied it up for Milan in injury time.


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