The Greatest of All Time (GOAT) Lionel Messi was at his absolute best on Wednesday night May 1 as Barcelona FC outclassed English Premier League side Liverpool FC by 3-0 in the semifinal clash of Champions League at Camp Nou.
Messi went on to score brace including a brilliant free kick as Brac went on to beat Liverpool by 3-0 goals.
Earlier former Liverpool player Luis Suarez opened the score in 26th minute before Messi hit a late double, the second a stunning free-kick for his 600th Barca goal, as his team took a 3-0 lead from a semi-final first leg ahead of next week’s return at Anfield.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp who has been all praise for Argentinean all through the week before the clash was again full of praise for the maestro and termed him ‘Unstoppable’.
“He’s unstoppable,” said Klopp in a post match interview. “Obviously we couldn’t defend the free-kick. What a strike. He’s a world-class player but I knew that already. It’s no surprise”.
Despite the 3-0 defeat Klopp was all praise for his boys for matching their superior rivals in every department and it was Messi brilliance that separated them.
“I said to the boys I was proud of how we played against a side like this. If you lose away it’s not a massive problem as long as you score a goal. That’s our problem tonight – it doesn’t make our life any easier,” Klopp said.
Messi and Suarez did what they have done all season, their tally now stand at 47 and 27 goals respectively in all competitions.