first_imgBarcelona / Munich: Former champions Spanish club Barcelona and German club Bayern Munich advanced to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League with a convincing victory in the second quarter. Barcelona advanced to the last eight with a 4-2 margin, beating Italian club Napoli 3-1 at home. Bayern beat English club Chelsea 4-1 in the first quarter and advanced to the quarterfinals with a 7-1 margin. Barcelona will face Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals on Friday night in Lisbon.Lightning BarcelonaThe Champions League has opened up a good chance for Lionel Messi and his team-mates to make a comeback after losing the title in the Spanish La Liga, which went down after a lockdown. Messi, wearing the captain’s arm band, beat Napoli in a thrilling match. Despite a 1-1 draw in the first quarter, Bar എa were confident of an away goal and played with full energy from the start.The goals are as followsBarcelona scored the first goal in the 10th minute with a header from Clement Langlet. The corner kick taken by the racquet jumped over the cowboy who forgot to make his mark and jumped up and headed for Lenglet.Messi scored his trademark dribble in the 23rd minute. Four Napoli defenders were on hand when the ball went from Suarez to Messi on the right wing. While dribbling the first two, Messi fell, cut off two others and slammed the ball into the net between one of them ‘legs.In the 33rd minute, Messi shook the net again but the referee ruled the handball as the ball hit his hand while receiving a cross.Suarez converted Barcelona’s third goal in the 45th minute when the referee checked a video for a foul on Coulibaly.Lorenzo Ince scored a consolation goal for Napoli in the 45th + 5th minute from another penalty kick.13Barcelona have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the 13th time in a row. The last time he won the title was in 2015.35Napoli are Messi’s 35th opposing club to score a goal in the Champions League. His nearest rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, has scored against 33 clubs.Brilliant BayernBayern continued their rise in the Champions League after winning the German Bundesliga. They had the confidence of the advantage they had because they went on to win against Chelsea in March. Super striker Roberto Lewandowski, who scored twice, and Perisic and Tolisso, who scored one goal each, gave Bayern the victory.Lewandowski opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a penalty.Perisic took the lead in the 24th minute.Chelsea equalized in the 44th minute through Tommy Abraham.Tolisso scored Bayern’s third goal in the 76th minuteLewandowski completed the roster in the 83rd minute.18This is Bayern’s eighteenth consecutive win in all competitions this season.53The number of goals scored by Lewandowski for Bayern in 44 games this season.last_img