Messi unstoppable as Barca beats Napoli to reach CL last 8


Napoli's dreams are facing a tough challenge against the competition's expert Lionel Messi, who has been directly involved in 11 goals in his last five home Champions League knockout matches at Camp Nou.

Messi seemed confident that the ball had only come into contact with his chest, only for Cakir to determine otherwise after a lengthy VAR review.

Victory against Napoli eases the pressure but a disjointed second half will not inspire confidence, even with Messi seemingly rejuvenated after three weeks rest.

"That's the same ref who called that joke of a penalty on Mascherano in 2018 World Cup that nearly cost Argentina a spot in knockout stages".

Liverpool fans on Twitter weren't liking the look of Kalidou Koulibaly last night, it appears.

With Messi receiving treatment, Luis Suarez stepped up to send Ospina the wrong way from the spot.

Dustin Johnson in pole position to win overdue second major
Paul Casey said he still didn't feel nerves from the lack of people. "He's young, though, and that's the kind of golf he plays". Johnson said he couldn't find his yardage book during the round, but his brother had a spare book that worked well enough.

Finally, in the 48th minute, Ivan Rakitic arrived late and caught Dries Mertens in the Barcelona area, with the result being a Napoli penalty that Lorenzo Insigne converted.

"We controlled it perfectly, we had a really good first half and in the second they were more in charge but they still didn't put us in much danger".

While Juventus lost to Lyon on away goals and an aggregate of 2-2, despite winning the second leg 2-1 at home, Real Madrid was defeated by English giants Manchester United 2-1 and an aggregate of 4-2.

Barcelona will now face Bayern Munich in the quarter-final next Saturday.

Prolific Polish frontman Robert Lewandowski was again on target, scoring twice and assisting two more as he moved to a remarkable 53 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions this season.

"[Gennaro] Gattuso's team must continue to play as they have been doing and not be afraid of Barca, because the Blaugrana won't be scared".