Maradona: Argentines are proud of Messi, but Cristiano Ronaldo is an animal

Lionel Messi FC Barcelona

Following his brace in FC Barcelona's win over Lyon in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, superstar Lionel Messi reached yet another terrific personal milestone.

Lyon pulled one back in the second half when, after a goalmouth scramble, Lucas Tousart was given enough time to control a ball with his chest before finishing from close range.

Barca coach Ernesto Valverde had warned his side of complacency after Paris St Germain and Real Madrid's surprise exits, and his words carried more weight after Atletico Madrid were knocked out by Juventus despite a 2-0 first leg win.

Regarding Friday's draw for the quarter and semi-finals, Messi added: "All of the opponents are complicated".

His side were in a more vulnerable position as a score draw would have sent them out, and they began the game as if they meant business, with Messi firing an early shot which Lopes had to beat away for a corner.

No, Marcelo's soul was unfortunately stolen by one Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou, and the Uruguayan did so with the sort of nutmeg that we usually only read about in story books or hear about from our grandfathers who like to talk rubbish.

Marca reported that Suarez said in an interview with Movistar Plus: "I think I accidentally stepped on him (Denayer) and I think that unbalanced me a little".

"We always knew it would be like this".

"In the second half, we had a better time".

"We have to concede they were better than us". It hurt us a lot and it boosted Barca's spirits.

Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes was hurt in a collision with Coutinho while the score was 1-0 and received lengthy treatment before continuing, only to then be substituted for Mathieu Gorgelin shortly after the Brazilian made it 2-0.

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