His sensational displays proved the difference between the two sides in an enthralling game at Camp Nou on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old Argentine also set up Neymar for the third and final goal, which has almost put Barcelona in the finals of Champions League.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Messi’s masterclass performance against the Bavarians:
Lionel Messi’s game by numbers: 100% aerial duels won 10 take-ons 4 chances created 2 goals 1 assist Genius. pic.twitter.com/WIsIjLf6Qv
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 6, 2015
— Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw3) May 6, 2015
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) May 6, 2015
Don’t think there can be anything worse in football than running backwards, one v one with messi
— robert huth (@robert_huth) May 6, 2015
— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) May 6, 2015
Messi is the difference :))
— José enrique (@Jesanchez3) May 6, 2015
Can Messi be the next villain in Avengers please? I honestly doubt that anyone can stop this man.
— Jeb Brovsky (@JebBrovsky) May 6, 2015
It’s such a joy to watch Messi. The greatest!
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 6, 2015
I’m closer in ability to Neymar than Neymar is to Messi. #fact
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) May 6, 2015
— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) May 6, 2015
Not a minute with Lionel Messi we should take for granted the privilege of being able to watch him play
— roger bennett (@rogbennett) May 6, 2015