Sports Desk: Before the second leg, Napoli coach Gattuso said, “Messi can only be marked in a dream” – Lionel Messi kept his word. Spanish giants Barcelona reached the last eight of the Champions League after beating Napoli 3-1 with two dazzling goals.
The victory has been a great relief for Barsa. At the end of a difficult season in La Liga, there were fears about Bar্সa against Napoli. The 1-1 result in the first leg was not very encouraging.
As such, the 3-1 victory can be seen as a capital of confidence if Barca wants. This time Barca will leave for Lisbon, their opponent Bayern Munich in the quarter finals.
Napoli made a great start by surprising Barsa at the New Camp. Dries Martens, who scored in the previous leg, could have given Napoli the lead in 2 minutes. Luckily the ball came to him inside the box, the cross volley didn’t fit properly, he went to the barpost.
However, Clement Langlet scored the first goal for Barsa from Ivan Rakitic’s corner in the 10th minute.
Messi doubled the lead in the 23rd minute with a dazzling goal. Napoli’s three defenders surrounded him as he entered the D-box with Suarez’s cross. The Argentine forward took control of the ball again even though he fell once. He then shot an angle with his left leg before losing his balance. The ball reaches the net through a distant post.
This is Messi’s third goal in the current season.
The Barsa captain has scored 12 goals in his last six Champions League matches at Camp Nou. The record six-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored nine goals, three more with teammates.
Messi hit the target again after seven minutes. But the ball was in his hands when he took control with Frankie de Young’s cross book. The referee later canceled the goal with the help of VAR.
In the added time of the first half, both teams get one penalty each. Uruguayan striker Suarez wrapped the ball in the net in the first minute with a successful spot kick. Kalidu Kolibali fouled Messi and was awarded a penalty by VAR.
Italian forward Insignia made the scoreline 3-1 in the fifth minute. The referee blew the whistle for a penalty when Barsar’s Rakitic fouled Martens.
As they were ahead, Barাa opened the scoring in the second half. Napoli took the opportunity to put pressure on their defense. But they did not score despite many attacks. In the 61st minute, substitute striker Arcadius Milik found the net with a great header but the goal was canceled due to offside.
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