After Cristiano Ronaldo’s magnificent performance vs Atletico Madrid last night, all eyes were on Lionel Messi.
The Blaugranas needed a victory to move forward to the next stage and the Argentine has lead his team to do so with yet another brilliant night.
Lionel Messi's game by numbers vs. Lyon:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) 13 March 2019
7 shots (most)
5 shots on target (most)
3 chances created
2 fouls won
Lyonel Messi. 😉 pic.twitter.com/P23AKC6d4v
Anthony Lopes brilliantly saved an early Messi’s shot to the top bins but Barca’s captain had the opportunity to beat him from 12 yards in the 17th minute, showing huge level of confidence by beating him with a Panenka.
After Lucas Tousart netted for the visitors, Messi appeared again to put the 3-1 on the scoreline with a brilliant signature goal. He assisted twice to Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele to seal the victory.
Those defenders have families, Messi 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/sBPwXtm4zl— True Soccer Life ⚽️ (@TrueSccrLife) 13 March 2019
Right now Barcelona’s captain has been directly involved in a total of 11 goals so far in UCL, more than any other player.
Ronaldo on Tuesday: 3 goals Messi on Wednesday: 2 goals, 2 assistsThey took over when it mattered most. pic.twitter.com/6TDNnmCSJ5— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) 13 March 2019