Football
Thu, 14 Mar 2019

Lionel Messi stars in Barcelona rout of Lyon

Lionel Messi stars in Barcelona rout of Lyon

Barcelona trashed Lyon at Camp Nou with a margin of 5-1. Though, the scoreline might not actually suggest the whole story of the match. There was a time in the second half where the Catalan Giants were in real pressure. However, they sealed the match with a good margin at the end.

Lionel Messi stars in Barcelona rout of Lyon

Lionel Messi proved his class once again in this match as the star Argentine player scored the first goal of Barcelona at the 17th minute in this match from the penalty spot. Phillipe Coutinho scored the second goal for the Catalan Giants at the 31st minute. The pass was provided by Luis Suarez for this goal. The match ended with a margin of 2-0 after the end of the first half.

In the second half of the match, Lyon tried to make a comeback in the match. Lucas Tousart pulled one goal back for the away side at the 58th minute of the match. Valverde brought in Ousmane Dembele in place of Phillipe Coutinho in the second half of the match. Lionel Messi scored his second goal at the 78th minute of the match. Just after three minutes Pique scored another goal for the Catalan Giants. At the 86th minute, Ousmane Dembele scored another goal for Barcelona to confirm their place in the quarterfinals.

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