‘Out of this world!’: Fans go mad for Lionel Messi after he takes Manchester United apart to dump them out of the Champions League
- Lionel Messi produced a masterclass as Barcelona defeated Manchester United
- The football world was immediately in awe and showed their appreciation of him
- Messi scored two goals as Barca eased to 3-0 home win, with a 4-0 aggregate
- Barca now face either Liverpool or Porto in the Champions League semi-finals
Lionel Messi produced a masterclass as Barcelona eliminated Manchester United from the Champions League at the quarter final stage, and his majesty was not lost on fans around the world as they marveled at his ability.
It’s not the first time Messi has dazzled on the greatest stage of all, but his goalscoring exploits and general creativity at the Nou Camp reduced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to mere spectators.
Messi opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a sublime effort, twisting and turning and leaving United bodies in his wake before picking out the bottom corner from the most slender of angles.
Lionel Messi turned Manchester United inside and out at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night
The Argentine maestro opened the scoring on 16 minutes by curling home a sublime effort
Messi spent the entire game surrounded by United players but continued to wreak havoc
As the ball rippled the back of the net, the football world reacted en masse as if to attempt to comprehend what had just been witnessed.
‘Out of this world. Like watching two teams 10 leagues apart,’ noted one supporter in damning assessment of United inferiority.
‘This man is insane, he doesn’t need to prove himself in the prem, best of all time, no doubt.’ added another.
After putting his side in the lead Messi continued to ramp up through the gears and controlled the tie.
He added his and Barca’s second just four minutes later, after hitting a tame shot from distance only for United ‘keeper David De Gea to produce an embarrassing blunder and allow the ball to crawl beneath him.
Barca now progress to the semi-final stage of the competition, as they bid to win their sixth Champions League title.
They await the victors of Liverpool and Porto, who do battle at the Estadio Do Dragao on Wednesday night.
Jurgen Klopp’s side hold a 2-0 lead heading into the fixture, and won 5-0 inside the same stadium last season.