Lionel Messi praises Cristiano Ronaldo after rivals’s Champions League hat-trick


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Lionel Messi saluted Cristiano Ronaldo's efforts from the previous night once manufacturing an excellent show of his own in Barcelona's thrashing of Lyon on Wed.

Messi scored 2 goals and founded two a lot of at the Nou Camp as Barca triumphed 5-1 against the French facet in their Champions League last-16 second leg, 3 weeks on from leg one ending scoreless.
On Tuesday, his previous rival Ronaldo's hat-trick secured Juventus a 3-0 convert Atletico capital of Spain for a 3-2 finish on mixture.
Messi was quoted by Marca as voice communication once the lyon game: "What Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus did was spectacular.
"I thought Atletico capital of Spain would be more durable. Ronaldo had a wizardly night with 3 goals
Regarding Friday's draw for the quarter and semi-finals, Messi added: "All of the opponents are sophisticated.

"Ajax (who beat Real capital of Spain within the last 16), for instance, showed that they're an incredible team of kids and that they don't worry anyone.
"It'll be troublesome irrespective of UN agency we tend to face. we've got to organize ourselves for a troublesome challenge."
Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde was quoted as voice communication in his post-match press conference: "We're all terribly centered on this competition and Messi is simply too. He contend an unbelievable match."
Messi opened the evaluation with a 17th-minute Panenka-style penalty, and Philippe Coutinho then created it 2-0 simply once the time unit mark.
Lucas Tousart force a goal bac within the 58th minute, before Messi another his second within the 78th and so teed up Gerard Pique and substitute Ousmane Dembele.

Luis Suarez won the penalty once he went down within the space when challenged by Jason Denayer. Referee Szymon Marciniak pointed to the spot and Messi then nonchalantly reborn once the incident was checked by var.

Marca according that Suarez aforementioned in associate interview with Movistar Plus: "I assume I accidentally stepped on him (Denayer) and that i think that unbalanced me a touch. The referee will plan to provides it or not."


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