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Messi magic sends Barcelona into quarter-finals

In a one-sided performance won the Barcelona safe 5-1 at home over Lyon and is thus the only Spanish team ready for quarter-finals.

Lyon was in the evening ottendedelsfinale also left alone to defend the French colours in this year's tournament after their oil-rich parisian neighbours exit the week before.

But in front of the gate to the quarter-finals was Barcelona at the Nou Camp in the near strongest erection, and the Spanish hosts had no intention to let the French underdogs to pass.

Since the first showdown at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais had Barcelona played in the final of the Copa del Rey cemented the first place in La Liga and beaten the rivals from Real Madrid two times. An impressive graph, which made the prospects for a surprise difficult to spot.

Quite as expected, put the guests on the events from the start of the match, and despite a few sporadic attempts from the orange-clad guests, the hosts came on track in front after 17 minutes.

A clumsy sliding challenge in the field of Denayer sent Suarez in the grass, and with a superior Panenka, bordering on the cheeky, brought Lionel Messi the hosts in front and secured, to tonight's showdown would be decided after 90 minutes

No chance for Perez against Lionel Messi. Photo: LLUIS GENE/Ritzau Scanpix

107. time has Messi scored for Barca in the Champions League. Photo: SUSANA VERA/Ritzau Scanpix

Shortly after was Lyon close to the answer again, as Dembélé, when an end close to the join, but it was the guests ' goalkeeper Anthony Lopez moments later, came into focus.

A collision with Coutinho left the keeper lying in the grass for several minutes, and despite the club-the doctor's attempt to get the keeper to allow themselves to be replace, he was on the pitch.

And he would probably not have done. Minutes later, drew Suarez into the box, played the ball across past an advancing Lopez to Coutinho, who completely free in front of goal just had to put an inner surface on the ball to make it 2-0.

It is so dramatic, as the Lyon keeper Perez went in the grass after a collision with Coutinho. Photograph: Pau Barrena/Ritzau Scanpix

the raiders got the Lyon coach Bruno Genesio to put reservekeeper Mathieu Gorgelin on the track. A tearful Lopez had yet to leave the grønsværen and could from the bench, see the two teams go to the break without further scores.

the Start of the second half did not immediately to offer a modified battle-picture. But in the 58. minutes got the Spanish favourites suddenly the wobbler. After klumpspil in the Barca box ended up the ball with Lucas Tousart, who is resolutely slammed the leather in the box.

Now was the guests suddenly only a goal from the miracle, and the nervousness could be felt at the Nou Camp.

But in Barcelona they have Messi. And the argentine magician, who on Tuesday evening had seen his nemesis Ronaldo send Juventus in the quarter-finals, decided the match in the course of the last 15 minutes.

Messi scores his second goal in the match and kills the excitement. Photo: LLUIS GENE/Ritzau Scanpix

After having been served the ball on a silver platter, Pique made it 4-1. Photo: JUAN MEDINA/Ritzau Scanpix

First he would dance through the Lyon defence and made it 3-1, before he first assisted Pique and since Ousmane Dembélé to the final result 5-1.

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