Lionel Messi again showed the football world why he’s the greatest footballer of all time. Leo’s a living legend. Luis Suarez ⚽🇺🇾 first half strike and Lionel Messi ⚽⚽🇦🇷 second half brace gave Barcelona the UCL semifinal 1st leg win over Liverpool.
The Catalan giants showed their top quality against Klopp’s men. Mane and Salah had chances to score for Liverpool but Excellent Ter Stegen was on top form.
Barca’s Jordi Alba is no doubt the best left back at the moment. His perfectly timed cross into the box as Suarez⚽ got the ball pass Alisson into the back of the net.(at the 26th minute)
Before the match,Luis Suarez was asked if he would celebrate his goal if he scored against his former club and the Uruguayan striker said *yes he would* and he did just that.
Naiby Keita was subbed off after the harsh tackle from Ivan Rakitic. Henderson replaced the former RB Leipzig man.
Second half saw Liverpool get close to scoring a goal but Ter Stegen proved as well while he’s one of best goalkeepers at the moment.
Barcelona doubled their lead after Luis Suarez strike over Alisson hit the top of the post and the rebound met Lionel Messi⚽ who got the ball into the net (75th minute).
Barca was awarded a free kick from like 30 yards to the goalpost and Lionel Messi⚽😱 shocked the world once again with his free kick wizardry. Perfectly placed set piece, Leo got the ball into the net beating Alisson. (82nd minute).
Liverpool became little confused after conceding the third goal and Barcelona could’ve scored more goals.
Luis Suarez missed an opportunity to score before his substitution. Ousmane Dembele replaced him. The French youngster flopped throughout the remaining minutes. Dembele missed two chances to score for Barca. The last chance of the game,Dembele should’ve given Barcelona the fourth goal after beautiful set up by Lionel Messi but instead Dembele flopped.
Messi also scored his 599th and 600th goal equalling the landmark record achieved my his football rival Cristiano Ronaldo who achieved his when the Portuguese scored against Inter Milan.
It finished at Camp Nou(UCL semifinals 1st leg): Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool.
Return leg next week @Anfield.
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