FC Barcelona vs Arsenal : full highlights and all goals
Holders Barcelona eased into the quarter-finals round of the Champions League with a 3-1 second-leg victory in the FC Barcelona vs Arsenal UEFA Champions League encounter taken place at their home ground at Nou Camp.
Leading with a 2-0 result from the first leg FC Barcelona vs Arsenal confrontation , Lionel Messi forced David Ospina into a brilliant save from close range, before Neymar comfortably slotted home a low nut but confident finish, completely in control of things judging by it.
Mohamed Elneny lashed in for Arsenal early in the second half but Luis Suarez struck a stunning volley for Barcelona.
Danny Welbeck hit the woodwork unfortunately before Messi chipped in a sublime third of the FC Barcelona vs Arsenal match in his signature style.
Arsenal put in a creditable display of skill away from home but Elneny’s fabulous goal on 51 minutes – a clinical strike from 18 yards and his first for the club – was their only solace for a display that saw them create many promising attacking positions.
The win means Barcelona are now into the last eight of the competition for a record ninth consecutive season. It also stretched Barcelona’s undefeated run to 38 games in all competitions as they target at becoming the first team to retain the European Cup in the Champions League age.
No side has won back-to-back European Cups since AC Milan did in 1989 and 1990.
The Catalans remain on course for their consecutive trebles of Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey.
Luis Enrique’s side sit eight points safely clear at the top of the Spanish league with still nine matches remaining and meet Sevilla in the Copa del Rey final in May.
Barcelona encounter Villarreal in the league on Sunday (kick-off 15:00 GMT), while Arsenal will look forward to salvaging their season with a trip to Goodison Park to face Everton on Saturday (12:45 GMT).