By Alan Duffy
A late Lionel Messi-inspired flurry of goals secured a 3-0 home win for Barcelona against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
Pep Guardiola’s Bayern side worked hard from the start to stifle their hosts.
Luis Suarez did have a great chance to open the scoring early on, only to be denied by Manuel Neuer in the Bayern goal.
The Bundesliga champions almost took the lead with Robert Lewandowski failing to make the most of a Thomas Muller centre.
Barcelona were struggling to break down the Germans, but with just 13 minutes left, Lionel Messi finally broke the deadlock after some dismal defending from the visitors.