Barcelona: 4 spectacular Lionel Messi stats from 2018/19

Barcelona: 4 spectacular Lionel Messi stats from 2018/19

Barcelona: 4 spectacular Lionel Messi stats from 2018/19

A couple of goals tonight would put him well in contention to win the Golden Boot, although it will be silly to rule out Cristiano Ronaldo, who turns things on in the knockout stages and is now on four goals.

After one of his goals, the five-time Champions League victor taunted Simeone by copying his celebration.

The Italian giants trailed 2-0 on aggregate going into the second leg in Turin, but a superb hat-trick from Ronaldo turned the tie on its head and sent Juve through to the quarter-finals.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor rocked up to the Camp Nou on Wednesday looking to book Barcelona's place in the Champions League quarter-finals following a drab 0-0 draw in the first leg in Lyon. Let us know in the comments section below.

The forward will miss Sunday's league game against Real Betis and will be unavailable to join up with the France squad during the upcoming global break.

Barca will hope he recovers quickly and is available for the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal which will be played on either Apr. 9 or Apr. 10.

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But Messi soon eased their nerves, toying with Lyon's defence before releasing a shot too powerful for Gorgelin to stop.

Barca reached the last eight of Europe's elite competition for the 12th consecutive season and will be Spain's only representatives in Friday's quarter-final draw.

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

Lionel Messi may be struggling to bury penalties, but he does make free-kicks look like penalties for a normal player. "He has instinctive talent".

Lyon coach Genesio added: "Tonight Messi was in Champions League mode". He's a genius and can do things that nobody else can.

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