Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Messi leads demolition of Lyon to take Barca to Champions League quarters

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And though Messi thought Diego Simeone's side would make it more hard for the Bianconeri, he hailed the match-winning display his fellow five-time Ballon d'Or victor churned in.

Messi opened the scoring with an audacious panenka penalty in the 18th minute, before striking a second time in the 78th minute.

Lucas Tousart's effort pulled Lyon back into the tie briefly and Messi, who scored Barca's third and then created goals for Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele, admitted the Catalans nearly let things get away from them.

No, Marcelo's soul was unfortunately stolen by one Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou, and the Uruguayan did so with the sort of nutmeg that we usually only read about in story books or hear about from our grandfathers who like to talk rubbish. Instead, he just followed the ball and let it run through Marcelo's legs, at which point - we can safely assume - his soul went somewhere, anywhere, but not his body. "The important thing is that we got the third goal and then we were far calmer".

The 34-year-old levelled matters on aggregate with two incredible headed goals and then, in dramatic fashion, Juventus were given a penalty in the 86th minute when Federico Bernardeschi was fouled inside the area and Ronaldo nervelessly smashed in his 63rd Champions League knockout goal.

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His side were in a more vulnerable position as a score draw would have sent them out, and they began the game as if they meant business, with Messi firing an early shot which Lopes had to beat away for a corner.

"We have to concede they were better than us".

"We're relaxed and what we have to prepare for is the toughest test possible, which is what's coming now in the final stage of the season".

Lyon coach Genesio added: "Tonight Messi was in Champions League mode".

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