Lionel Messi's late brace took him to 600 Barcelona goals and ensured the LaLiga club took charge of their Champions League semi-final tie against Liverpool with a 3-0 first-leg win.
Suarez scores against his former club to give Barcelona the lead 🔴🔵— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) May 1, 2019
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Former Reds striker Luis Suarez, playing against his old club in a competitive game for the first time since he left for Catalonia in 2014, scored his first Champions League goal in over a year to give Barca a half-time advantage.
A goal's a goal 🤷♂️— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) May 1, 2019
Messi follows up Suarez's attempt to double Barca's lead 🐐
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James Milner was twice denied by Marc-Andre ter Stegen in the second half - while Mohamed Salah was thwarted too - before Messi struck twice in seven minutes to bring up his milestone.
MESSI. MAGIC. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/KxZtoC0zkx— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) May 1, 2019
The first goal, a tap-in after Suarez had hit the crossbar, was followed by a brilliant 30-yard free-kick before Salah fired against the post with six minutes remaining as he missed a glorious chance to get a crucial away goal.