Fans mock Virgil van Dijk after failing to stop Messi at Camp Nou

Fans mock Virgil van Dijk after failing to stop Messi at Camp Nou

Fans took to the social media platform Twitter moments after Barcelona defeated Liverpool 3-0 in the first leg of their UCL semi-final tie on Wednesday, May 1, at the Camp Nou.

Ex-Liverpool ace Luis Suarez netted the opening goal of the contest after 26 minutes of action, while Lionel Messi doubled Barca's lead in the 75th minute after Suarez's initial strike came off the bar.

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And with eight minutes to regulation time, Messi scored a superb free-kick, thus increasing Barcelona's lead to three goals.

The 31-year-old has now scored 48 times across all competitions this campaign to equal Cristiano Ronaldo’s 600 club goals record.

But Virgil van Dijk, who has been brilliant for Liverpool since his switch from Southampton in winter window in 2018, failed to stop Messi, with the Barca captain scoring a brace against Liverpool at the Camp Nou.

Liverpool now faces a herculean task overturning Barcelona’s three-goal advantage in the reverse fixture at Anfield next week.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Barcelona hammered Liverpool 3-0 on Wednesday night, May 1, at Camp Nou in a tough Champions League semi-final first leg showdown.

The encounter saw two sides, who are former winners, having lifted the famous trophy five times apiece since 1992-93 campaign.

In the opening minutes of the game, the both sides eager to dictate the pace with good display of football skills, but as the match progressed Liverpool came more into the contest.

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