Champions League: Messi leads Barcelona to beat Liverpool 3-0


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Messi starred in the game and scored two goals.

Argentine Lionel Messi led Barcelona to a great victory over Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final.

Luis Sawyers scored Barcelona's first goal in the 26th minute, and Messi added two more goals in the second half, one of a 25-yard free kick, but Liverpool goalkeeper Alison Baker failed to score.

With this victory, Messi raised his goals with Barcelona to 600 goals in all competitions, since joining the ranks of the Catalan team.

Despite the heavy defeat, Liverpool played hard at the Camp Nou.

Luck hampers Liverpool

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp is hoping he will not be disappointed with Liverpool on Tuesday at Anfield in Liverpool and the first match at Camp Nou.

Liverpool players lost real chances to score and change the scoring before Messi scored the goal but Senegalese striker Sadio Mani was the first to score in the first half of his eight-yard series despite his versatility and 15 goals in the past 18 matches.

He also missed a shot directly from the goal, and was greeted by German keeper Ter Stegen, a serious opportunity and a direct encounter between them.

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The Liverpool players lost many chances

Egyptian striker Mohammed Salah missed an opportunity to score a goal and narrow the gap but the ball hit the post

Even after Messi scored his first goal Liverpool recovered and tried to attack and reduce the gap but the time was not in their favor and finished the game three clean goals for the Spanish team.

The magic of Messi relieves the pressure

The match was a good example of Barcelona's attacking ball, which recently crowned the Spanish league title.

But the key question for coach Ernesto Valverde was his line of defense, which at times seemed to disintegrate against Manchester United in the quarter-finals but seemed more determined against any Liverpool attack.

After Suarez's goal, Liverpool took control of the ball and the defense, and the German goalkeeper was attacked by Salah, Mani and Melanie, who came to ease the pressure and move midfield with two goals.


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