Barca 5-1 Lyon: Messi scores twice & two assists in big win

Champions League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 13/03/2019

Lionel Messi scored twice and two assists in the 5-1 win over Lyon in the Uefa Champions League second-leg encounter on Wednesday night at Nou Camp after last month's goalless first leg in France.

The Argentina international converted from the spot in the 18 minutes before Philippe Coutinho tapped in Barcelona's second just after the half-hour mark to send the home side into a comfortable lead.

Lucas Tousart pulled one back from close range to give the visitors a glimmer of hope 58 minutes after the break, but a second goal from Messi and a further two from Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele - both assisted by Messi - sent Barcelona through.

The La Liga champions will be joined by four English clubs in the Champions League quarter-final/semi-final draw which takes place on Friday morning at 11 am.