Champions League: Magical Messi Humiliates Liverpool As Barcelona Takes Charge
Champions League: Magical Messi Humiliates Liverpool As Barcelona Takes Charge

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi hit a brace past Liverpool as the Catalans overcame Liverpool 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final in Camp Nou on Wednesday.

Luis Suarez’s first-half strike gave the Blaugrana an early lead.

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The home side doubled the lead when Messi followed up after Suarez’s strike came off the post and then the Argentine raised the decibel levels inside a packed Nou Camp with a sublime 25-yard free-kick that found the top-right corner.

The Reds came agonisingly close to getting a crucial away goal when Roberto Firmino’s strike was cleared off the line, before Salah struck the post with his follow-up.