Against Racing in Santander, Lionel Messi scored the opener and Barcelona won 3-0. Against Hercules at Camp Nou Messi couldn’t find the target and Barca lost 2-0.
Messi scored twice and missed a penalty against Panathinaikos in the Champions League and the Blaugrana won 5-1. The Argentine ace then etched his name on the scoresheet against Atletico in Madrid to help the Spanish champions to a 2-1 victory. He missed the home fixture against Sporting Gijon and Barca just about managed to grind out a 1-0 win.