The football world held its collective breath on Wednesday night. On Thursday morning, it was ready to exhale.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi left his team's Champions League match against Benfica on Wednesday with what appeared to be a serious knee injury. The latest reports indicate Messi should be fine.
That story leads this Thursday edition of the B/R World Football Gossip Roundup. Inside, we have updates on Wesley Sneijder, Avram Grant and Hulk.
There's also a little story about Mario Balotelli and the Mona Lisa. Read on to find out what that means.