Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Ronaldo inspires praise, and more goals, from Messi

Dembele injured again Welcome to FIFA.com News - Barcelona and Liverpool complete quarter-final line-up
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The Barcelona captain struck twice and set up two more to as Barcelona ripped Lyon 5-1 on their way to sealing a passage to the UEFA Champions League's quarter finals, on Wednesday.

It was Dembele's third goal in the competition after also netting against PSV Eindhoven and Tottenham in the group stages and taking his total for the season to 14 in all competitions. Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele both added goals to their name - both assisted by Messi - to ensure the Blaugrana's campaign would live another round. Let us know in the comments section below.

A couple of goals tonight would put him well in contention to win the Golden Boot, although it will be silly to rule out Cristiano Ronaldo, who turns things on in the knockout stages and is now on four goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo is situated on the right, with the Portuguese having scored a sensational hat-trick against Atletico as Juventus made a remarkable comeback.

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Lyon's Lopes had to be taken off injured later in the first half, leaving the field in tears after taking a blow to the face, with Mathieu Gorgelin replacing him and making his Champions League debut.

Messi opened the scoring with an audacious panenka penalty in the 18th minute, before striking a second time in the 78th minute. They will be looking to change their Quarter Final fate this time around, as they were knocked out of the Quarter Finals in the last 3 seasons.

Lyon goalscorer Tousart had little complaint about the final result and said his side were powerless to deal with Messi.

"This just shows you the confidence, the anger, the determination from the best player in the world".

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