With Messi as exclusive figure, Barcelona won 3-0 to Josep Guardiola team. The Argentine striker scored twice, beating the German goalkeeper Neuer, while Neymar scored the third
Lionel Messi again showed his brilliance on Wednesday and scored a brace near the end for the Barcelona defeated Bayern Munich 3-0 in the first leg of the semifinals of the Champions League.
With this large result, the 'hurdle' was set in an excellent positioned to reach the final to be held in Berlin.
"I think he has done fantastic two goals, the second is amazing and it's a pleasure to have with us," defender Gerard Pique on Argentine star said after the game.
At 31 'a bad start Bayern Munich gave the Catalans a chance to open the scoring. Dani Alves recovered the ball on the right side and knocked into the middle to Messi. The Argentine looked a hole and took a left-footed shot that went in at the front post Neuer.
After the 1-0, the team of Pep Guardiola dared to risk a little more and left his conservative structure. He went on the attack with intent to find the equalizer but ran into an orderly and coupled Catalan defense.
Barcelona had no intention to spare his life and reached the second goal three minutes after the first. Again Messi became the protagonist. He faced and entered the area from the right side. He hooked in and made it ridiculous to Boateng, who stumbled and ended up on the floor, and before the departure of Neuer, defined right above the German goalkeeper.
The third was of Neymar.
traslation: Belén Zapata