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2012 – Lionel Messi becomes the first player to score five goals in a Champions League soccer game, helping defending champions Barcelona beat Bayer Leverkusen 7-1 to advance to the quarter-finals with a 10-2 aggregate win.

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona of Argentina, centre, reacts after scoring his third goal against Bayer 04 Leverkusen during a Champions League round of 16, second leg, soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, ​​Spain, Wednesday March 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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