Socceroo set to face Messi’s Barcelona in UCL

The draw for the UEFA Champions League group stage has been made with Socceroo Robbie Kruse’s German club Leverkusen drawing Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in a dream draw.

The Aussie forward’s club is set to meet the reigning UEFA Champions League holders away in a matchday 2 clash on September 29.

Also in Group E is Serie A club Roma and Bate from Belarus.

Kruse's teammate Roberto Hilbert from Leverkusen told “Those are pretty much the toughest opponents that you can get.”

Ominously, Messi scored five times against Leverkusen in a 7-1 drubbing in a 2011/12 round of 16 second-leg clash.