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Barça 3-0 Liverpool: Temple of GOAT



WHAT. A. NIGHT. Barcelona have taken a giant step to a place in the Champions League Final thanks to an amazing 3-0 victory over Liverpool at Camp Nou in their semifinal first leg. The Blaugrana were awesome in the first half, had to suffer for a while in the second, but Lionel Messi put a team on his back and led them to a huge win. Nothing is decided since Liverpool are really strong at Anfield, but Barça go into next week?s game in amazing position.
FIRST HALF
The first 45 minutes can be described in any word: intensity. Both teams were hungry for the jump, pressing each other high up the pitch and passing their way out of the press, and the action was up and down as both sides tried to create chances. Barça were better in that department, thanks to a very active Luis Suárez and a hungry duo of Philippe Coutinho and Lionel Messi moving constantly and attacking the Liverpool back four. And the Blaugrana drew first blood: after a nice possession sequence down the left wing, Jordi Alba played a beautiful low cross and Suárez got in between Joel Matip and Virgil Van Dijk to beat Alisson and give Barça the lead against his old club. The Reds nearly equalized a few minutes later, but Sadio Mané wasted a pretty good chance.
The final 15 minutes were extremely physical, with both teams fouling and nearly fighting each other. Lionel Messi was as feisty as we?ve seen him after a couple of bad challenges, and referee Björn Kuipers was glad to blow the final whistle as he had ...
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