BARCA DAZE LYON IN SECOND LEG OF ROUND OF SIXTEEN.

BARCA DAZE LYON IN SECOND LEG OF ROUND OF SIXTEEN.

Chinwe Ugele

Barcelona FC Wednesday dealt Lyon a heavy blow in the UEFA champions League round of sixteen.

Barcelona will now proceed to the quarter finals.

The match which commenced with high hopes from both sides as they were on 0-0 aggregate, had the Catalonia side dominating the game in the firs half, had the home side slotting in 5 goals, while the visitors scored 1.

Lionel Messi’s opener in the 18th minute was via a penalty kick necessitated by a fowl committed by Lyon’s defender on Suarez which he brilliantly converted after sending Lyon’s goalkeeper in different direction.

The second goal came from Coutinho before the end of the first half.

The second half witnessed a more balanced game between the home side and the visiting side. Lyon’s players fought hard which resulted to the away goal they scored sending chills to Barcelona.

However, their joy was short lived when Messi once again after some vital misses converted a pass he rolled to a goal.

Then came in the substitute for Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele who also got his name on the scoring sheet by scoring the 4th goal with Messi’s assist.

Messi would also assist Gerard Pique to net in the 5th goal to give Barcelona a comfortable lead before the end of the game.

The game ended on 5-1 aggregate

Chinwe Ugele

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