Champions League: Twelfth consecutive season

The first leg in Lyon was still 0-0. In Barcelona, ​​the hosts dominated the game from the start and thus continued to make a round - although it was again dangerous for a few minutes.


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FC Barcelona are in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. In the 5-1 home win (2-0) against Olympique Lyon, the guests from France were completely overwhelmed with the dominant style of Barcelona, ​​which has now made it for the twelfth time in a row in the top eight. That's a new record in the premier class.

The lead went to Lionel Messi in the 16th minute. Luis Suárez was fouled in the penalty area by central defender Jason Denayer. The penalty kick Messi lopped into the middle to 1: 0 for Barça. Previously, the Argentinian had already provided twice (4th and 14th minute) for danger, both times was Olympique goalkeeper Anthony Lopes but on the spot.

Lyon goalkeeper remains dizzy after collision

Shortly after Lyon had the chance to equalize, but Moussa Dembélé's shot (20 ') was deflected into the goal. Just a minute later, there was excitement before Lyons goal. After a collision with Barças Philippe Coutinho, Lopes remained dazed on the floor for several minutes. Lyons keeper remained but with visible complaints for the time being in the game.


Anthony Lopes

In a bruised by Suárez (29) Lopes still showed a worth seeing flight parade, before he finally left for Lyons replacement keeper Mathieu Gorgelin the place (34). In the 2-0 for Barcelona just before his replacement Lopes had no chance to prevent the goal. Suárez prevailed after passing pass from Arthur in the penalty area and put for Coutinho cross, who shot the ball into the empty net (31).

A good half hour before the end brought Lucas Tousart once again tension in the so far one-sided game. Clément Lenglet and Sergio Busquets failed to clear a high cross from Lyon, causing the ball to land at Tousart, who took the ball off his chest and reduced it to 1: 2 (58 '). In the score, Lyon would have just scored another goal in the first leg after 0-0 in the first leg.

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Lionel Messi (right) and Marcelo

However, in the 78th minute Messi decided the quarter-finals with his second goal of the game. After passing on by Busquets, the Argentinian ran to the Lyon defense, with a hook he let Denayer and Marcelo get out and overcame Gorgelin with a low shot to 3: 1. A few minutes later Barça countered over Messi, who served Piqué the ball to 4: 1. Substitute Ousmane Dembélé's (86 ') fifth-placed host gave Messi's lead.

FC Barcelona - Olympique Lyon 5: 1 (2: 0)
1: 0 Messi (penalty, 16.)
2: 0 Coutinho (31st)
2: 1 Tousart (58.)
3: 1 Messi (78.)
4: 1 Piqué (80th)
5: 1 Dembélé (86.)
Barcelona: Ter Stegen - Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba - Busquets, Arthur (74th Vidal), Rakitic - Messi, Suárez, Coutinho (70th Dembélé)
Lyon: Lopes (34th Gorgelin) - Dubois, Denayer, Marcelo, Marcal, Mendy - Tousart, Ndombélé, Fekir - Dembélé, Depay (73rd Traoré)
Referee: Szymon Marciniak
Spectators: 92,346
Yellow cards: Lenglet / Marcal, Dembélé

ref: spiegel

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