Barca beat Napoli to meet Bayern in Champions League quarters

Barca beat Napoli to meet Bayern in Champions League quarters

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.

A former FC Barcelona star claims Lionel Messi is "practically playing alone" at a "shaky" Blaugrana outfit ahead of tonight's UEFA Champions League encounter.

Messi's weaving run and finish came between an early Clement Lenglet header and a Luis Suarez penalty, won by Messi, as Barca stormed to a 3-0 lead in the first half at Camp Nou.

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso says they didn't do themselves justice in defeat at Barcelona.

The 33-year-old has scored all types of goals for Barcelona and Argentina, but nine teams have the honour of having faced the six-time Ballon d'Or victor without him scoring against them. "If they had scored it would have caused uncertainty but we managed the game well".

"It's true they had us compromised in the opening minutes".

Barca beat Bayern in the semifinals in 2015, the past year it won the competition, which avenged a 7-0 thrashing on aggregate at the hands of the Germans in the last four in 2013.

The Senegal centre-back struggled in a major way as Napoli were dumped out of the Champions League by Barcelona.

Three times in the 2009/10 Champions League season when Inter went onto win the competition.

"We were very good and we deserved the victory".

Barcelona will have to improve significantly to match Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals, who are arguably favourites to win the tournament.

"Naturally Barcelona have enough quality to produce the best of themselves in one game, but I think Bayern will have to make many mistakes and do many things wrong to lose against this Barcelona", he told Sky Sport Germany.

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