Lionel Messi’s brace helped Barcelona thrash Lyon 5-1 on Tuesday, March 13, in a last-16 clash at Camp Nou to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Josep Maria Bartomeu, Barcelona president is praying Lionel Messi remain fit for more seasons ahead. Messi is among the greatest football player the world have seen in recent time, but at 31, age in no longer on his side.
Barcelona vs Lyon's Champions League round of 16 second round tie will hold on Wednesday night, March 13. The Spanish champions have won all their last three home games against Lyon scoring 10 goals in the process.
Lionel Messi has been praised by football lovers for his sportsmanship after telling the referee not to award Barcelona a penalty in their La Liga win over Rayo Vallecano. The Argentine was brought down, but said it was legal.
Luis Enrique has termed his relationship between himself and Lionel Messi as a 'time of tension' during his spell at Barcelona. The Spanish national team boss spent three years at the Camp Nou and won nine trophies.
Lionel Messi is staging a comeback to the Argentina squad for the first time since the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The 31-year-old Barcelona captain at the last count has missed six international games so far.