“Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has scored 24 goals in 32 Champions League games against English opponents, more than any other player in the competition. Unstoppable.”
News: Messi sets a new UCL record as Barcelona beat Man Utd 3 – 0 at Camp Nou
Sports News: Messi sets a new UCL record as Barcelona beat Man Utd at Camp Nou
Each time we asked who’s the G.O.A.T (Greatest of all Time), Lionel Messi is chosen by many and he keep on proving that, Barcelona travelled to Old Trafford successfully secured a 1 – 0 win first leg quarter final Uefa Champions League 2019.
And tonight on Nou Camp via second leg, Messi had yet another magical European night against the Premier League giants Manchester United. The Argentine most gifted scored a first half brace as Phillipe Coutinho capped off a spectacular night for the Catalans.
New Record – Goals from Messi sets a new Champions League feat. he has now scored 24 goals in 32 Champions League games against English opponents, more than any other player in the competition. in the Champions League.
After a bright start from Manchester United, Messi calmed the nerves of the home side as he pounced on a mistake from Ashley Young and curled a brilliant strike into the bottom corner. Another United error handed Messi a second goal as his tame right-footed strike burst through the grasp of David de Gea to find the bottom corner. Sergi Roberto came close to a third before the break, but was denied by De Gea. Barcelona made numerous changes to their side that beat United in the first leg against Huesca at the weekend.
Valverde rotated his key men back into the fold after resting them for the weekend. The Catalan club have made one change that won the first leg as Sergi Roberto comes into the side to replace Semedo, who drops to the bench. Messi, Suarez and Coutinho play as a three-man attack as Malcom and Dembele await in reserve.
Solskjaer also made a number of big calls this evening as he makes four changes to his team that beat West Ham United at the weekend. Rashford, Young, Lindelof and McTominay all get the nod to start. Romelu Lukaku and Mata are forced to settle for places on the bench alongside Matic and Sanchez. Dalot started the first leg, but he has been ousted in favour of Jones who starts at right-back, while Ashley Young is expected to play at left-back as Luke Shaw misses out due to suspension.
Barcelona drew the first blood in the 16th minute through a wonderful curling strike, But that wasn’t enough, Messi doubles the lead four(4)minutes courtesy of De Gea’s howler between the sticks. The Spaniard allows a trickling strike from Messi on his right foot through his grasp into the bottom corner. De Gea does not make many mistakes, but this one was costly to his team.
Messi surged into space and fired at goal, but he was hardly expecting to score with that attempt.
Coutinho scores a stunner in the to all but place his side in the semi-finals of the Champions League. He collects an offload 25 yards from goal before advancing to the edge of the box. He gets half a yard on Smalling and it’s enough to allow him to strike a perfect ball into the top corner, beating the hand of De Gea.
Nevertheless, Barcelona will come up either Liverpool or Porto in the Semi final as they hope to win their third treble.
“Messi sets a new UCL record”
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