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Messi, Suarez Power Barcelona to 3-0 Victory Over Liverpool

Lionel Messi put Barcelona to within a touching distance of the Champions League final on Wednesday after firing a stunning brace to down Liverpool 3-0 at the Camp Nou.

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez opened the scoring midway through the opening half of the semi-final first leg before Messi struck twice in seven second-half minutes to leave the Reds with a mountain to climb in the tie despite an impressive performance in Catalonia.

Messi’s second, an incredible long-range free-kick, was his 600th Barca goal in all competitions

The two sides meet again on Tuesday for the decisive second leg at Anfield.

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