'King Leo' - Fans react to Lionel Messi's heroic performance

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In the process, the former Real Madrid star taunted Atletico boss Diego Simeone.

Lucas Tousart's effort pulled Lyon back into the tie briefly and Messi, who scored Barca's third and then created goals for Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele, admitted the Catalans nearly let things get away from them.

The Spanish champions confirmed the news after undergoing tests with the news coming as another blow for a player who has had a stop-start Nou Camp career so far.

Messi can be found on the left thanks to his impressive performance and two goals against Lyon, while Sergio Aguero also scored a brace this week, and he earns a place in the centre of attack. "He was like Ronaldo".

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi was showered with praise by his coach Ernesto Valverde and losing manager Bruno Genesio after a headline performance in his side's 5-1 win over Olympique Lyonnais to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the driving force behind Real Madrid's four Champions League titles in five years, Jorge Mendes has stated.

With the Champions League now down to the final eight, they could be back on the same field soon.

Both players have winning the continent's elite tournament again as a priority.

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. Liverpool eliminated Bundesliga power Bayern Munich 3-1 to make the final cut.

"There are several very good teams", Messi said. Ajax have got lots of great young players who aren't scared of anything.

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