On this day 10 years ago, specifically on March 7, 2012, Lionel Messi tore Bayern Leverkusen with five “Mega Hattrick” goals, as Barcelona qualified for the quarter-finals of the European Champions League with a 7-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in Germany. The second leg of the round of 16 of the European Champions League. 

Messi scored six goals against the runners-up of the German League last season in the two matches of the round of 16 with five goals in the second leg, including two goals in the first half and three goals in the second half in the minutes: 25, 43, 50, 58 and 85. 

While Barcelona’s rising star Cristian Tello scored Barca’s fourth and sixth goals in a row, in light of the surrender by the visiting team’s players throughout the match. 

By the last minute of stoppage time, Leverkusen scored a goal to save his face through Karim Bella Arabi, and then Messi reached 12 goals as the top scorer in the European Champions League.

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