Barcelons 3-1 Napoli (Agg 4-2): Messi dazzles as Blaugrana dump Gli Azzurri out of the Champions League
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Barcelons 3-1 Napoli (Agg 4-2): Messi dazzles as Blaugrana dump Gli Azzurri out of the Champions League

Barcelona have beaten Napoli 4-2 on aggregate to proceed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Goals from Clement Lenglet, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez helped ensure a 3-1 win for Quique Setien's boys.

Here's the action:

Goals

Clement Lenglet 1-0 10' (AGG: 2-1)

Barcelona got that all-important opener through defender Clement Lenglet.

Messi darted through the middle and fired in a deflected shot that flicked wide of the post. From the corner, the tasty delivery from the left was met by a towering header from Lenglet, who was as free as a bird.

Kalidou Koulibaly - his marker - was on the floor as his opposite number headed home.

Lionel Messi 2-0 23' (AGG: 3-1)

There wasn't much danger for Napoli to deal with on the corner of the area with Messi marked by about four players.

Although he did not have control of the ball his tenacity and dribbling technique took him into the box. Even then, the ball didn't seem under his spell but he produced a sort of slide-challenge finish from 15 yards and the ball bent perfectly into the far corner.

Luis Suarez 3-0 45' (AGG: 4-1)

The Uruguay international did not miss from the spot, after Koulibaly brought Messi down.

Lorenzo Insigne 1-0 45+' (AGG: 4-2)

There was some little hope for Napoli after Lorenzo Insigne converted from the spot just a few seconds later, but this did not help the Italians as they went on to lose the match.

Stats Corner

How the teams lined up

Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Rakitic, De Jong, Roberto, Griezmann, Suarez, Messi

Napoli: Ospina, Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Mario Rui, Fabian, Demme, Zielinski, Callejon, Mertens, Insigne

What next?

Because of this win, Barcelona have now set up a mouth-watering Champions League quarter-final clash with Bayern Munich.

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