By G9ija

Lionel Messi scored twice and assisted two as Barcelona eased into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 5-1 win over Lyon (5-1 on aggregate).

Messi converted from the spot before Philippe Coutinho tapped in Barcelona’s second just after the half-hour mark to send Barcelona into a comfortable lead.

Lucas Tousart pulled one back from close range to give the visitors a glimmer of hope after the break, but a second goal from Messi and a further two from Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele both assisted by the Argentine sent Barcelona through.

The La Liga champions will be joined by four English clubs in the Champions League quarter-final/semi-final draw which takes place on Friday morning at 11am.

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