Lionel MESSI scores twice for FC Barcelona in win against Manchester United

Arsenal celebrate Pierre Emerick Aubameyang's goal against Watford

Arsenal celebrate Pierre Emerick Aubameyang's goal against Watford

Barcelona and Manchester United are nearing kickoff in the Champions League Quarterfinals at the Camp Nou.

He then turned provider with a lovely pass for Philippe Coutinho to crash in a real corker from distance on the hour for 3-0.

We'll have more from the Camp Nou later but, as things stand, let's just say it's not looking good for United...

Dear oh dear. Young's night would only get worse as Messi constantly exposed his lack of pace and defensive nous down the right-hand side.

A dizzying opening spell, in which Marcus Rashford had hit the crossbar, was long-forgotten, even if it could offer Barca's next opponents some encouragement.

Tonight, the Reds are preparing to use last week's 2-0 first leg win at Anfield as a springboard into a semi-final against Barca.

PSG led United 2-0 from the first leg at Old Trafford but lost 1-3 at the Parc des Princes to exit the competition on the away goals rule.

Selling and replacing the Englishman must be a priority this summer for United manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer, who outlined his transfer plans in his post-match press conference.

"If we want to get back to Man Utd's true level, true traditions, we have to challenge Barcelona".

Messi now has his 109th and 110th Champions League goals and, potentially, three extra matches to reduce the gap on Cristiano Ronaldo's 126, after Juventus were dumped out by Ajax. Barcelona's fans celebrated that too.

Around an hour before kick-off, Alex Ferguson was on the side of the pitch, shaking hands with Ryan Giggs and sharing words with Solskjaer, the scorer of the winning goal against Munich here 20 years ago.

At one stage his distribution in the second half had dipped to 82.5 per cent - six team-mates in Blaugrana blue and claret were into the 90s (goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen had 100 per cent) - with Coutinho closest to him with 84.9 per cent.

The entertaining factor was replaced by plenty of tension and poor play, and apart from a magical first 15 minutes from Barcelona which earned them the only goal of the game, it was not a night to remember in England.

Messi then breezed about the pitch - nutmegging players in pink nearly at will and then spraying a brilliant ball to the onrushing Jordi Alba whose cut-back teed up Coutinho who delivered an emphatic finish.

The second was simpler.

Sergi Roberto at the far post only for De Gea to redeem himself with a fantastic save.

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