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Messi bloodied but unbowed as Barca take control

Manchester, England (CNN)Bloodied but unbowed, Barcelona secured a narrow 1-0 win in the first leg of its Champions League quarterfinal tie against Manchester United Wednesday.For Barcelona, a precious victory. For its captain, the mercurial Lionel Messi, a bloodied nose and a black eye courtesy of a Chris Smalling challenge.On a quiet night for Messi, a 12th minute own-goal by Luke Shaw, the defender deflecting the ball into his own net after Luis Suarez had headed across the six-yard area, proved the difference in a scrappy and often underwhelming affair.Shaw's own-goal was initially ruled out for offside but then reinstated by VAR, the video assistant referee, as technology took center stage in the Champions League for the second consecu ...
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