Barcelona Cruises Past Lyon to Reach Champions League Quarter-Finals

Lionel Messi in 2018. Photo by Bagu Blanco/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

FC Barcelona had no trouble dispatching Olympique Lyon on Wednesday night at the Camp Nou, routing the French side 5-1 and advancing to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The reigning La Liga champions were surprisingly held to a 0-0 draw by Lyon in the first leg of their Round of 16 draw, but Barça quickly rested any doubts about their team in a comfortable win.

The scoring was opened by Lionel Messi, who ended up with two goals on the night. He gave Barcelona the lead that they wouldn’t relinquish on a penalty kick.

Messi also beat Lyon keeper Anthony Lopes in the 78th minute for his second goal on the night.

Also on the scoresheet for Barcelona last night were Ousmane Dembele, Gerard Pique, and Philippe Coutinho, each of whom contributed a goal of their own.

The lone goal for Lyon on the night was scored by Lucas Tousart, but the French squad was unable to do more.

Barcelona controlled the game all night and cruised to the quarter-finals.

They will find out their opponent in the next round in the Champions League draw on Friday morning.