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Barcelona beats Lyon 5-1, enters quarter-finals of Champions League

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starred for as they defeated 5-1 to reach quarter-finals on Wednesday (local time).

Messi scored twice at and he helped in setting up two more goals for the team.

Apart from Messi, Philippe Coutinho, and scored for Barca. On the other hand, the only goal for came from early in the second half, but in the end, Barca ran away with the match.

wasted no time and quickly pinned down with their attacking mindset. The club continued to pile on the pressure on Lyon and the first goal was scored by Messi in the 17th minute of the game when he converted a penalty which was given when was brought down by

Coutinho scored the second goal for Barca in the 31st minute of the game and the club was sitting pretty at the half time mark with a 2-0 lead.

Lyon fired one goal back in the 58th minute of the match to raise their hopes of a come-back.

But, Barca came out with more attacking play and Messi was at it again as he scored his second goal of the match in the 78th minute.

Pique and Dembele's goals in the 81st and 86th minute of the match served as the final nails in the coffin as the club easily defeated Lyon 5-1.

have qualified for the quarter-finals of and who the club will face in the quarter-final will be determined on Friday, March 15.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 12:10 IST