By Peter Rutzler For Mailonline
Published: 01:32 BST, 11 April 2019 | Updated: 01:32 BST, 11 April 2019
Lionel Messi appeared unaffected by his Chris Smalling-induced swollen nose as Barcelona's players flew out from Manchester airport after their crucial 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final tie.
The Argentine star was the recipient of a bruising challenge from the England defender at Old Trafford, which left him bloodied and requiring treatment.
Messi was able to continue and played the full 90 minutes and he appeared to be in good spirits -