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16 March, 2019, 03:42 | Author: Delia Walker
  • Barca boss Ernesto Valverde wary of the threat posed by Lyon ahead of second leg

Messi's goals were his seventh and eighth in the Champions League this season and took his tally to 36 in all competitions for Barcelona.

"Cristiano and Juventus were awesome. I thought Atletico would be stronger, but Juve walked all over them and Cristiano had a magical night", Messi said of his longtime rival to the claim of being the world's best player.

Now playing in different countries, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo still find ways to inspire one another to new heights.

Camp Nou has been a fortress this season, though, as they have only lost once there all season and they haven't lost there in the Champions League since 2013.

Ronaldo has been in stunning form since he joined Juve from Real Madrid last summer - chipping in with 24 goals and 12 assists in 36 games.

In a last 16 draw filled with upsets and comebacks, Barca strived to make home advantage count after a goalless first leg in France three weeks ago.

Ajax, who boast future Barça player Frenkie de Jong in their ranks, have been rewarded for knocking out Real Madrid with a clash against Juventus.

"It could go in the future and the idea had actually matured, only to remain a dream, given the alluring European alternatives, on which Ronaldo could still count".

He had two opportunities to match Ronaldo and complete a treble as Lyon continued to crumble, but chose instead to set up Pique and Dembele. It was his first goal since he scored twice in the Copa del Rey win against Sevilla on January 30. "The team has been consistent in all the competitions but the Champions League is decided by fine margins".

However, it was Barcelona that seized the initiative as they took a two-goal lead inside the first half thanks to goals from Phillippe Coutinho and Messi from the penalty spot.

The quarterfinal draw is on Friday.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winners have met five times in the Champions League. It came from a corner, which Barca three times failed to clear. Their momentum subsided and Messi finished them off in a late flurry.

The Reds overcame Bayern Munich in the last 16 and will be feeling confident heading into a two-legged tie with Porto.

"We'll have to see who we are drawn with and prepare for what is to come, which will be the hardest part yet".



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