/Lionel Messi Brace Leads Barcelona to Win vs. Manchester United, Progress in UCL

Lionel Messi Brace Leads Barcelona to Win vs. Manchester United, Progress in UCL

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) scores  during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between Barcelona and Manchester United at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on April 16, 2019. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

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Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona reached the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League after beating Manchester United 3-0 at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. Messi scored a stunning opener in the first half, then saw a shot squirm under the body of United goalkeeper David De Gea for his second.

A long-range effort from Philippe Coutinho settled the second leg of the quarter-final 4-0 on aggregate in Barca’s favour after last week’s 1-0 victory at Old Trafford.

What’s Next?

Barca return to La Liga action with a home game against Real Sociedad on Saturday, while United are away at Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

   

This article will be updated to provide more information soon.

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