Barcelona vs. Juventus: Lionel Messi lands on his face during painful challenge

Barcelona hasn't had a good showing against Juventus in the Champions League. After losing 3-0 in the first leg, the team failed to score in the first half of Wednesday's second leg. And to perfectly describe just how it has gone for Barca, all you need to see is Lionel Messi's rough collision with the floor.

Check out what happened late in the first half when he went up for a 50-50 ball with Miralem Pjanic:

Yeah, that didn't look good. Just look how how he landed in this image:

Messi got up though, and credit to him. I would have needed a stretcher. Whenever it involves the head or neck, it is scary stuff. Thankfully he is OK and it wasn't worse. 

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