- Lionel Messi's breath-taking goal against Napoli got fans buzzing on social media
- The Barcelona captain scored a solo effort showing strength and composure
- La Blaugrana are through to the last eight and will face Bayern Munich
Lionel Messi dribbled past five players in Barcelona's 3-1 victory over Napoli in the Champions League last 16 clash at the Camp Nou.
La Blaugrana made it through to the quarter finals with a 5-2 aggregate scoreline and will face one of the favourites Bayern Munich next.
Clement Lenglet put the Catalans ahead with a controversial header in the tenth minute before Messi and Luis Saurez struck the second and third.
The Barca captain got the ball from the right flank and managed to make his way in between two defenders as he showed and composure despite being surrounded by three other defenders.
His left foot strike stretched David Ospina in goal as Messi had the world at his feet with the breath-taking goal.
Fans took to Twitter to idolize the Argentine superstar who has scored a couple of goals similar to that of his strike against Napoli.
One fan said: "That goal is the purest distillation ot Messi. Takes on the whole backline, incredible control, gets up with no fuss, checks to fake Ospina and finds the finish off balance. No words can do this man justice."
Another added: "Messi just beat four defenders on his hands and knees."
A third said: "Comparing Ronaldo to Messi is an insult to football. His talent is unseen in the history of football. Look at d goal he scored! after dribbling 2 defenders he was tackled & he fell, he didn't lie on d floor to cry for penalty but he stood up & scored from a tight space! My GOAT."
While a fourth said: "Ed Woodward’s been trying to negotiate £10m off Sancho’s transfer fee for ages and Messi just halved Koulibaly’s asking price."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Barcelona stormed into the Champions League quarter-finals after hammering Italian side Napoli 3-1 in a highly entertaining game at the Nou Camp.
Lionel Messi's electrifying performances helped the Catalans set up an epic quarterfinal clash against Bayern Munich.
The Blaugrana headed into the match with an away goal advantage having played 1-1 in their earlier fixture in Italy.
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