Messi celebrates a goal against Manchester City in Champions League play

Lionel Messi chips keeper, gives Barcelona the lead (GIF)

Barcelona is playing Manchester City in the second leg of their round of 16 Champions League match up. The Spanish side carried a 2-0 lead in the aggregate back to their home pitch at Camp Nou after a controversial first leg at the Etihad Stadium.

The game was a scoreless tense game until late in the second half when Lionel Messi finally put Barcelona on the ball. He got a through ball, though it looked like it was nearly intercepted, and then chipped it over City keeper Joe Hart.

That pretty much took the wind out of City’s sails. They now needed three goals to advance with less than thirty minutes in the game. Meanwhile, admire this beautiful goal from Messi.

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