UCL: Mane, Messi Score Twice As Liverpool and Barcelona Progress
Barcelona and Liverpool have claimed the last set of tickets to the quarter final stage of the Champions League thanks to the brilliance of Lionel Messi and Sadio Mane who both scored two goals each to help their teams to progress.
Mane scored twice to hand Liverpool a 3-1 Champions League victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday as they nullified their German opponents with a dominant performance that sent them through to the quarter-finals.
After the last-16 first leg ended goalless at Anfield, five-times European champions Liverpool took control in Munich, bossing the game to become the fourth English team into the last eight with their first away win in Europe this season
At Camp Nou, Messi led the way with two goals and two assists as FC Barcelona reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League in style on Wednesday.
The La Liga leaders thrashed Olympique Lyonnais 5-1 at home to advance by the same scoreline on aggregate.
Messi set the tone for the day with his deft penalty kick chipped straight down the middle in the 17th minute after strike partner, Luis Suarez was fouled in the area.
Suarez then provided an assist for Philippe Coutinho to nudge into an open net and double Barca’s lead.
Lyon although attempted a fight back with a second-half strike from Lucas Tousart but Messi soon killed off any hopes of an unlikely comeback from the French side with his second goal of the night and Barca's third.
There was icing on the cake for Barcelona as the duo of Gerard Pique and Moussa Dembele both scored a goal each to end Wednesday's tie 5-1.
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