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Summary

  1. Messi opened scoring with low shot
  2. Argentine dinked a world-class second
  3. Neymar clean through for third

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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It would be a sensation Thomas, you're quite right there.

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'It would be a sensation'

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Bayern forward Thomas Muller: "In the second half I had the feeling that we controlled the game better. It is not easy to play here, but I did not feel that we could lose 3-0. But we are Bayern, we keep our head up

Thomas Muller
Reuters

"The fact that it now runs as it did against Porto, it is not expected, but we will do everything again on Tuesday. But it would be a sensation if we came into the final and we will do everything we can in Munich."

Messi is world's best - Suarez

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Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has

tweeted:"Vamossss !! What good win and hard work of the whole team !!!! I leave a picture with the best in the world !!!!"

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Bayern Munich need to score three times next week. They failed to fire in a single shot on target in a Champions League game tonight for the first time since Oct 2009 (vs Bordeaux).

I'm absolutely, comprehensively, definitely not going to reopen the 'Messi v Ronaldo debate'. But I will say that we may have a final chapter in the saga if it's an El Clasico final on 6 June...

'We must believe'

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Manuel Neuer
Reuters

Manuel Neuer, Bayern goalkeeper: "We saw against Porto that always something is possible, but we're now playing against another team. We have seen today that we did not get many chances, but say never never. We must try to believe."

'We were sensational'

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Gerard Pique, Barcelona defender: "I think we played a sensational game. We were very good defensively. Bayern barely had a shot at goal in the 90 minutes.

"We made the most of their weak points. We are accustomed to not having the ball and we weren't uncomfortable without it."

THE RESULTS ARE IN

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Someone give Pep Guardiola a knock in the away dressing room. I've got some crumbs of comfort as his Barca side of 2008-12 was voted the best team of the last 20 years by you lot tonight.

You voted in your masses. Massive numbers. Wonderful stuff.

Barca won 51.6% of the vote, ahead of Manchester United's treble-winning side of 1999.

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Nicholas Gaffney: But can he do it on a windy rainy Tuesday night in Stoke?

Lionel Messi
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Lionel Messi could chip a goalkeeper inside a phone box

Thomas Broadley: Bayern Munich played well tonight but have been taken apart by the greatest footballer ever to grace the planet. Amazing game.

Avigar: Lionel Messi = the best player to have ever played! He is simply outstanding. Sorry CR7 you are living in the wrong decade.

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The Nou Camp is empty, all bar a small section of fans who are still making a right old din. What a night for the locals!

Barcelona 3-0 Bayern Munich

Cometh the hour, cometh the man: Lionel Messi had nine touches in the last 15 minutes of play, including two goals and an assist. Deadly.

'We have Messi, we have the advantage'

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Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano: "We have Messi so advantage for us no? It was a very tight game but we had the best chances to score.

Lionel Messi
EPA

"We played the game that we wanted to play, we are very happy. We know it will be difficult in Germany, it is a good advantage but it is not done. We must go with the same mentality.

"When you press high you take risks and we have a lot of people who can punish you. Messi is a player who it is impossible to describe."

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Leicester defender Robert Huth

tweeted: Don't think there can be anything worse in football than running backwards, one v one with Messi

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Are we feeling sorry for Jerome Boateng yet? (Out of shot, on his backside, blood twisted...)

Lionel Messi
Reuters

Possession isn't everything

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Opta stat: "Barcelona had less than 50% possession in the Champions League for the first time since December 2006 against Werder Bremen, 96 games ago.

Rakitic is unsung hero

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Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson at the Nou Camp

Radio 5 Live

"Ivan Rakitic was excellent, he doesn't half work hard. He is very much an unsung hero, he passes the ball well, gets into tackles and good positions. He is a good foil for Dani Alves. He is an all-round footballer and looks tailor-made for this Barcelona team."

MESSI IN NUMBERS

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Lionel Messi
opta

A good night's work. You've earned yourself a jaffa cake tonight Lionel.

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The Champions League final is late this year - Saturday 6 June.

Book the front room/pub now!

Barcelona
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Neil Lennon

Former Celtic manager on BBC Radio 5 live

"It was sheer class that won the game, it is what separates the great players from the good players. That one moment of brilliance from Messi is what changed the game."

Any hope for Bayern?

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Bayern Munich fans will recall that they beat Barcelona 4-0 at home two years ago.

And in the last round they lost the first leg 3-1 in Porto before putting six past the Portuguese in the second leg.

Never say never. Never back against the Germans...

Bayern Munich
Reuters

'Best of my lifetime'

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Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson at the Nou Camp

Radio 5 Live

"It was a brilliant game. After 65/70 minutes there is no way you would think Barcelona would win 3-0. If anything Bayern were in the ascendency. How on earth they won 3-0 I don't know.

"You just can't underestimate the brilliance of Lionel Messi, the best in the world and possibly the best I have ever seen in my life."

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Joey Barton

Footballer

"I'm closer in ability to Neymar than Neymar is to Messi. #fact"

111 - the number of the beasts

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That's 111 goals shared between Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez this season. The best trio since Nirvana.

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European football writer Andy West at Nou Camp

"Suarez, to Messi, to Neymar, goal.

"Two fabulous players and a genius working in perfect tandem together.

"And they are the reason this side just might surpass the achievements of Pep's Barca."

Neymar Jr
AP

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Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson at the Nou Camp

Radio 5 Live

"Bayern by trying to get the away goal have probably put themselves out of the tie. Neymar was coolness personified when faced with Neuer."

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With 13 minutes to go it was looking like a very good night's work for Bayern Munich. Now it's a disaster zone. They have been taken to the cleaners by Lionel Messi and co.

Lionel Messi
Reuters

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Lionel Messi has been involved in six of Barcelona's last eight goals against Bayern in the Champions League (4 goals, 2 assists).

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Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson at the Nou Camp

Radio 5 Live

"Sometimes in sport and in life there is no answer to brilliance. Bayern had no answer to Messi's goal in the 77th and 80th minute. It has been a privilege to be at this game. To watch somebody like him do what he has done to Bayern is ability at its very best."

FULL-TIME

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Lionel Messi
AFP

GOAL

Barcelona 3-0 Bayern Munich - Neymar

One of the great advantages from referee Nicola Rizzoli and that could be that! Bayern push too many men up the pitch, Barca counter and despite a cynical kick in the centre-circle Lionel Messi is able to send Neymar in on goal. One-on-one, Neymar keeps his cool and fires home.

Barca in Berlin?

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FOUR MINUTES added on. A Bayern goal would change the perception of this tie somewhat but in all honesty Bayern have not looked like scoring tonight.

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Olympic champion Greg Rutherford: Fifa 16 cheat ... Up, down, left, right, square, MESSI!!!

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley: He's from a different planet. #Messi

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"There is not a system or coach to stop talent of Messi's magnitude," Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday.

"The way he has been playing over the past four or five months, you cannot stop him. He is too good."

Pep won't like being proved right again...

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Lionel Messi now has 77 Champions League goals - a new record and one more than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Time and time and time and time and time and time and time and time and time and time and time and time and time again he comes up trumps when the game is tight.

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European football writer Andy West at Nou Camp

"We just had the most ill-timed PA announcement in history. Sounded like something in German but 90,000 Catalans were whistling the opposition's possession of the ball so no words were audible.

"The crowd are really into it now, blowing the ball away from their team's net."

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Mike Spence: Messi is the difference once again. Outstanding player. Absolute joy to watch him play. Match is living up to the expectation.

Sixtus Paul: Messi is truly the BEST... Just ask Boateng.

Jared Maobe: There is no dispute now...who is the football greatest with that Messi Magic. Leo Messi is not normal.

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Lionel Messi
Reuters

Lionel Messi continues to emboss his name on the history books. It's a genuine privilege to witness him at times.

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Gary Lineker

BBC Sport

"It's such a joy to watch Messi. The greatest!"

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Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson at the Nou Camp

Radio 5 Live

"The world's best footballer has just destroyed one of the world's best teams in two minutes. The way he went past Boateng was sensational and then he dinked the ball over Neuer - absolute class. He is the greatest because he plays for the team, he got himself in the situation to score two goals in two minutes which will probably put his team in the final."

CLOSE!

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Neymar to Luis Suarez - nobody's minding the shop for Bayern - and Suarez is away! He hits it early - too early? - and blazes over the top. That would have been the flights, hotels and suits booked for Berlin.