Messi rescues Barca

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Barcelona avoided a shock at home to Spartak Moscow as Lionel Messi scored twice in the final 19 minutes to earn them a 3-2 Champions League victory.

Cristian Tello put Barca ahead in the 14th minute but an own goal from Dani Alves and a second-half strike from Borges Romulo saw Spartak turn the game on its head and leave the Nou Camp shellshocked.

Messi, as he so often is, was Barca's hero though as he scored in the 71st and 80th minutes to leave Tito Vilanova's men top of Group G.

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