Barcelona 5-1 Lyon: Champions League initially

The hosts controlled the rhythm from the off with Lionel Messi impeded at an opportune time by Anthony Lopes, yet Barcelona took the lead in the eighteenth moment. Luis Suárez’s attack behind the Lyon barrier was finished by Jason Denayer’s test and Messi coolly dinked his punishment down the center.

Suárez was instrumental in the second objective as well, dashing onto Arthur’s pass and squaring for Philippe Coutinho to tap in. Lyon snatched a help in the 58th moment when Barça neglected to clear and Lucas Tousart drove in – anyway Messi then took the amusement by the scruff of the neck.

The Blaugrana charm turned the meeting protection back to front before pressing in the third, before laying on objectives for Gerard Piqué and Ousmane Dembélé from two crushing counterattacks.

View from the arena: Graham Hunter

Simply one more exceptional Camp Nou night. They’ve frequently played better and made less blunders however a blend of this obstinate soul and Messi’s enchantment, notwithstanding when he’s had unrivaled exhibitions, can take Barcelona far.

Man of the match: Lionel Messi

Messi contributes the opening objective from the punishment spot

Messi contributes the opening objective from the punishment spot

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You just can’t keep Messi down. His certain punishment separated, the Argentinian virtuoso was really having a truly tranquil amusement by all accounts, until he guaranteed Barça’s advancement with a dazzling last 15 minutes.

The trademark Messi balance left Lyon protectors amazed before the right-footed completion for 3-1 and an eighth objective in six UEFA Champions League appearances this season. Two helps pursued from a player who appears to be resolved to move his side the whole distance to greatness in Madrid on 1 June.

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