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Lionel Messi Is Bayern Munich’s Champions League Nightmare For

Messi is Bayern Munich’s Champions League Nightmare for FC Barcelona Quarterfinal Clash

MADRID, Spain – Lionel Messi was in good form against Napoli on Saturday, Or at least in the first half.
With whispers claiming the Ballon d’Or winner was determined to lift the Champions League for the fifth time in his fruitful career, they supported the vigorous way he has taken the bull by the horns in the last 16 return matches.
The night started on 1-1 aggregate, with Barca retaining an away goal advantage in the two teams’ previous meeting at Stadio San Paolo on February 25, Clement Lenglet opened the scoring with a header from the corner.
But then the captain came to the fore. Characterizing his stubborn determination to rule the continent again via a tough run in which he collapsed and resisted a group of defenders, he exploded into David Ospina’s lower-left corner to double the Catalans’ count with 23 parts.
Soon after, Messi then dropped Frenkie de Jong’s delightful cross and converted, but was wrongly known to have handled the ball in the process.
Either way, he was not yet finished and won the penalty that Suarez scored at home to bring the score to 3-0, before also giving an inspiring speech in the tunnel ahead of the second half.
Insisting that his teammates not be ‘ass holes’ and buckle once more like in Rome and Anfield, when Napoli pulled one out before the break, Messi was calmer in the second leg of the game but still guaranteed safe passage through Lisbon.
On Friday, in the quarter-finals, Bayern Munich prevented Quique Setien’s men from progressing and meeting Manchester City or Lyon in the semi-final.
And while the Bavarians are tournament favorites and are in frightening shape after beating Chelsea seven times in two games, Messi is their nightmare in the competition, as Mundo Deportivo pointed out on Monday morning.
Except for the 2013 semi-final where Barca was knocked out at home and away, No ten generally terrorized them by scoring two in a first-leg clash in 2009 at this current stage of the tournament in the legendary first season of Pep Guardiola.
Then, in 2015, again on the treble road, he produced one of the most memorable moments in European club football as he dribbled past Jerome Boateng and scored the second in another brace in a 3-0 in the semi-finals.
As the weekend dawns, in a new one-and-out format where anything can happen, Culers around the world are hoping Messi can pull something similar out of the bag and put the Blaugrana just two games away from glory.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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