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

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LIONEL MESSI pounced twice in four devastating first-half minutes as an outclassed Manchester United were sent tumbling out of the Champions League 4-0 on aggregate.

Manchester United ended up losing 4-0 on aggregate over the two legs, their largest margin of defeat in their storied European history.

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.

Solskjaer is seeking to finish the season with a flourish but added of the Barca setback: "We gambled and you can say that we gambled and lost but we had to go for the first goal". Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane might feel emboldened.

Having taken a 1-0 advantage from the first leg in Manchester, Barcelona took command in just 20 minutes in thanks to a brace from their captain, the second of which owed much to a howler from David de Gea.

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.

Here are some essential Opta facts as we get ever closer to finding out who will progress to the last four.

The goals ended Messi's weird scoring drought in Champions League quarter-finals that had reached 12 matches dating back to 2013. Barcelona's fans celebrated that too.

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Not the greatest Barca team of recent years by any stretch, but Messi is as great as he's ever been, shining on the brightest stage of all once more as he fired Barca belatedly back into the semis.

Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen's only real stop was in the 89th minute from substitute Alexis Sanchez's header.

But United's early pressure almost turned to despair when the referee pointed to the spot and awarded Barcelona a penalty for Fred's challenge on Ivan Rakitic.

Both could have been avoided, even if Young's turn on the edge of his own box was punished in devastating fashion.

Messi then flew in and grabbed the loose ball ahead of a sliding Young.

The second was simpler. At 2-0 it was game over.

"Messi is an exceptional talent, him and Cristiano (Ronaldo) have been the best players in the world in the last decade".

Rashford might have made it interesting if he had controlled Pogba's ball over the top but Barcelona were in exhibition mode, helped by a vintage Coutinho curler after he had cut inside from the left.

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