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How the papers reacted to Lionel Messi’s masterclass against Chelsea

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FC Barcelona v Chelsea FC - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Lionel Messi stole the show for Barcelona once again on Wednesday night as he scored two and set up another to see off Chelsea in a 3-0 win in the Champions League.

The win sends Barcelona into the quarter-finals of the competition but Messi’s performance left everyone drooling, including the press....

Our Father is the headline from Mundo Deportivo who report on another Lionel Messi exhibition.
The Guardian go with ‘Masterful Messi’ with the Argentine splashed all over their sport section.
‘Eurotunel’ is the headline from Marca in reference to both of Messi’s goals going between Courtois’ legs.
The Daily Express go with ‘Another Fine Messi’ after the Argentine’s heroics.
Sport keep it simple and go with just ‘Ecstasy’ and a picture of the main man.
‘Messi Goes Nuts’ - is the headline from the Mirror once again in reference to his nutmegs on Courtois.
AS talk about how La Liga has the most teams in the quarter-finals
‘Magic Messi’ is the short and sweet headline from The Times.
The Daily Star go with ‘Court Out’ as the goalkeeper ‘Makes a Real Messi of it’