Lionel Messi suffered a swollen eye on collision with Chris
Smalling in the UEFA Champions League round of eight first
leg tie between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old
The game which ended 1-0 saw Barcelona get an away goal
advantage after an own goal by Luke Shaw in the 12th
Messi was smashed in the face as he and Smalling
contested for the ball leaving him with a swollen eye and
The Argentine spent some time on the ground as medics did
their work to ensure the bleeding stopped.
Manchester United will now be heading to Camp Nou for the
second leg in a bid to qualify for the semi-finals.