Messi’s brace helps Barca secure hug win against Liverpool.
Lionel Messi is an extra-ordinary football star, showing not just great performances but producing the best of goals to help his side breakthrough a hard Liverpool.
26 minutes into the game was a road map for the host to dance afterr Luiz Suarez slide that drifted off Alisson by a surprise although they faced a rugged Liverpool who could have made it their biggest celebrations should they have found the net with their super-performance
Jurgen Klopp’s men gained the upper hand and looked more like to score the next, with both Mohamed Salah and James Milner testing the agility of goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Messi followed up after Suarez’s strike came off the bar and then the Argentine maestro raised the decibel levels inside a packed Nou Camp with a sublime 25-yard free-kick that landed at the top-right corner of the nets.
The Reds came agonisingly close to a crucial away goal when Roberto Firmino’s strike was cleared off the line, before Salah struck the post with his follow-up.
Liverpool suffered their joint-heaviest Champions League defeat, also losing 0-3 to Real Madrid in October 2014.
They have also now lost more matches in the Champions League this season (4 in 11 matches) than in all other competitions combined (3 in 38 matches).
The Reds will need more than just a win to overturn their nigh-mare at Andfield if that can only be possible.