LIONEL MESSI rolled back the years to score an incredible solo goal as Barcelona beat Napoli in the Champions League.
The Argentine maestro somehow kept the ball – and his balance – to keep FIVE defenders at bay before bending a brilliant strike into the far corner.
Lionel Messi just never fails to amaze 🤩
Doesn’t matter how many defenders try and stop him, he’s on a different level!#Club2020 pic.twitter.com/dDCggick5q
It was vintage Messi, dribbling around bamboozled markers in close quarters before hitting an unstoppable shot.
After a 1-1 first-leg draw, Clement Lenglet opened the scoring after just ten minutes to give Barca the lead.
Messi’s goal put Quique Setien’s men in control of the second leg before a penalty in first-half injury time from Luis Suarez appeared to settle the tie.
However, Napoli were given a small glint of hope in the fifth minute of first-half stoppage time, with Lorenzo Insigne scoring a penalty of his own.
But the Catalan giants held on to secure a 3-1 win at the Nou Camp.
The result meant Setien’s side won 4-2 on aggregate to secure their spot in the Champions League quarter-finals.
The former Real Betis manager desperately needs a good run in Europe with pressure on his position mounting and his skipper came up trumps tonight.
The Blaugrana will now face Bayern Munich for a spot in the last four.