Lionel Messi Broke Jerome Boateng's Ankles on His Second Goal vs. Bayern Munich

By Mike Cardillo

The highly-anticipated Barcelona and Bayern Munich Champions League semifinal today lived up to billing. Fittingly the world’s greatest player Lionel Messi left his impact in the second half, scoring twice in four minutes. The second will get the Internet meme treatment, as he dropped Bayern defender Jerome Boateng. The World Cup-winning defender tumbled over like a sack of potatoes … allowing Messi to chip it over Manuel Neuer.

Messi’s first goal was more the product of a poor Bayern giveaway, but he still ripped a shot from distance to beat the consensus best keeper in the world.

Messi moved ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo for most goals in the competition in the process.

He is, breaking news alert, good at soccer.

Barcelona added a third, through Neymar, in the last minute of stoppage time to take 3-0 advantage into the second leg next week in Bavaria.