Lionel Messi hails Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘magical night’

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UEFA Champions League match report FC Barcelona v Olympique Lyon 13 March 2019

The fifth goal arrived five minutes later, with Ousmane Dembele sending a low strike through Gorgelin's legs to round off a comfortable night at the Camp Nou. He hadn't scored since a Spanish league match in January.

And Evra, a Champions League victor alongside Ronaldo in 2008, has shared his WhatsApp exchange with the Portuguese, insisting that he is the best player in the world.

In 2018, he made a surprise move to the Italian Serie A side and has continued to impress.

Trailing 2-0 from the first leg and in serious danger of exiting the competition at the round of 16 stage, Ronaldo did exactly what he told his family he would do prior to the game - score an eighth Champions League hat-trick to completely turn the tie around and send the Bianconeri through to the quarter finals.

Wednesday evening was a very good one for Barcelona.

The 34-year-old then posted an image of himself smiling in response to Evra's "Viva Ronaldo" message.

"It will come. I keep my head up and keep trying my luck".

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"We would not have thought that guy coming to Manchester United as a right-winger would go on and get all these records for the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and now Juventus".

"You can see what he has done winning the champions league three years in a row for Real Madrid and potentially going on again".

"Now I'm thinking about the next match", he said.

"It is so hard [to pick the best] because they bring so much and are two different players".

First half: Messi and Coutinho make it 2-0.

A couple of goals tonight would put him well in contention to win the Golden Boot, although it will be silly to rule out Cristiano Ronaldo, who turns things on in the knockout stages and is now on four goals.

After applying a lot of attacking pressure from the off, Barcelona found the breakthrough via a penalty converted by Lionel Messi, after Luis Suarez was adjudged to have been tackled unfairly in the area by Jason Denayer.

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