Messi’s Magic send Barcelona in the last eight
BARCELONA :- Lionel Messi’s inspiring performance helped Barcelona reach the last eight of the European Champions League with a 3-1 win over Napoli on Saturday. Barcelona led 4-2 overall after two tie games.
This is the 13th consecutive season that Barcelona have reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Barcelona will now face Bayern Munich for a place in the semi-finals.
Clement Langlett, Messi and Luis Suarez scored for Barcelona in the second leg victory at Camp Nou. For the team’s second goal, Messi tricked four opposing defenders into turning the ball around. Lorenzo Insigne returned a goal for Napoli.
Barca’s 3-1 win sees the Catalans advance 4-2 on aggregate and Setien’s side will face Bayern Munich (7-1 winners against Chelsea over two legs) in the quarter-finals in a one-off meeting in Lisbon next week.
Barcelona insist they have as much chance as Bayern Munich of winning their Champions League quarter-final despite a far from convincing 3-1 win over Napoli on Saturday.