Lionel Messi goal vs Napoli: Barcelona star scores from an impossible angle to hand his side the advantage in their round of 16, second leg clash.
Leave it to Lionel Messi to perform magic tricks on the field only he can do. The Argentine Ace has marvelled fans for several years by doing what a normal person would deem unimaginable. You would think viewers would have gotten used to the sight by now but he continues to stun and the fans still lap it up; Especially now that he is closer to the end of his career than he is to when he began.
Barcelona have endured a difficult season this time around. They’ve failed to win the La Liga, the Copa Del Rey and even the Spanish Super Cup too. The UEFA Champions League is their last shot at a trophy this season and Lionel Messi has done his part to make sure Barcelona progress to the next round.
Watch: Lionel Messi goal vs Napoli
In the 23rd minute of the match, Lionel Messi carried the ball into the box. Marked by about 4 Napoli players, Messi fell twice. However, he remained tenacious and latched on to the ball before he sent the ball into the far corner with a beautiful curling shot.
GOAL – Lionel Messi scores vs Napoli. 2-0 Great Goal pic.twitter.com/UMd3ibZjBW
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Lionel Messi just scored one of the most ridiculous goals you’ll ever see. pic.twitter.com/il69L3oj4q
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Earlier in the match, Clement Lenglet scored Barcelona’s first goal with a header after finding himself free as a bird. Luis Suarez seems to have put the game beyond the visitors after a Messi foul by Koulibaly in the box handed the Bluagrana a penalty in the dying minutes of the first half.
Suarez made no mistake to take Barcelona’s score to 3 before Napoli pulled one in through a penalty of their one with Lorenzo Insigne scoring from the spot.
At the time of writing, the scoreline reads 3-1 in Barcelona’s favour at half-time, The two teams played a 1-1 draw in their first encounter when the Italian side hosted the Catalonian side. The aggregate score reads 4-2 with both sides scoring an away goal each.
Barcelona would fancy themselves to win but would be aware that two more goals from Napoli would see them exit the Champions league in dramatic fashion yet again. Regardless, there’s still 45 minutes left to continue what has been an excellent and eventful Champions League clash.
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