Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele out for month with hamstring injury

Barcelona's Lionel Messi right celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of 16 2nd leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Olympique Lyon at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona Spain Wednesday March

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele out for month with hamstring injury

This comes at the expense of width as they only have wing-backs in that area, but the majority of Barcelona's attacking play flows through the central areas due to Lionel Messi being the focal point. MESSI copied his good friend Sergio AGUERO for his first goal.

Dembele was a second-half substitute as Barcelona routed Lyon 5-1 in the second leg of the round of 16 on Wednesday, scoring the fifth goal at Camp Nou Stadium.

Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho said he has struggled for form during the last few months after scoring for the first time in 10 games in the win over Lyon.

The Argentine broke the deadlock in the 18th minute with a lovely Panenka penalty before tying Lyon's defenders in knots for his second goal.

Suarez then rounded Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes to lay on a ideal pass for the unmarked Philippe Coutinho to nudge into an open net and double Barca's lead, although Lyon hauled themselves back into contention with a second-half strike from Lucas Tousart. "We spent minutes of suffering, [but] with 3-1 everything calmed down".

"The goal for the 3-1 had a bit of suspense, but luckily the ball made it".

Barcelona's Lionel Messi left celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the Champions League round of 16 2nd leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Olympique Lyon at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona Spain Wednesday March 1

"In the Champions League you can not relax because 2-0 was not a definitive result".

He continued to torment the visitors, gifting defender Pique a sliding tap-in with a handsome pass and then setting up substitute Dembele.

With both Juve and Barca in the hat for Friday's quarterfinal draw, the pair of generational greats could soon cross paths - although Messi said the challenge posed by any of the remaining teams was a tough one.

Messi, who progressed from the youth set-up of Barcelona, is also regarded as one of the best in the game and with five Ballon d'Or, is on par with the Portuguese rival. "He has instinctive talent".

Lyon coach Bruno Genesio added: "Tonight Messi was in Champions League mode. Sometimes he is just unstoppable".

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