Neymar in fine form .

Neymar produces magical touch against Arsenal

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Barcelona cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 5-1 aggregate victory over Premier League outfit Arsenal. 

Luis Enrique's side remain on course to win the tournament for the second consecutive season after producing yet another fine performance at the Camp Nou this evening. 

Securing a 3-1 win on the night, the brilliant Barca trio of Neymar, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi all got in on the act. 


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All three goals were, unsurprisingly, full of quality: Suarez's outrageous volley was arguably the pick of the bunch. 

While there were some terrific goals on show- even Mohamed Elneny netted a great goal for Arsenal - there was another glorious moment to take away from the contest. 

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Magical skill 

Unsurprisingly, it came from one of Barca's star trio. On this occasion, it was Neymar who wowed the crowd with a rather spectacular piece of skill. 

Placing his right foot behind his left leg, Neymar took the ball down brilliantly to put his side very much on the front foot. 

It's not the first time that the Brazilian ace has produced the piece of skill, but it remains a very special trick indeed. 

Anyway, you can see it for yourself here: 

Trio continue to inspire

Has there ever been an attacking trio as good as Neymar, Messi and Suarez? Probably not. They are truly on another planet and are so often unplayable. 

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There's no doubt about it, the world-class trio have the credentials to lead Barca to yet another historic season. No team has ever retained the Champions League in its current format, but there really could be no stopping this side. 

Champions League last eight 

One thing is for sure, the remaining teams left in Europe's elite competition will be hoping to avoid Barcelona. 

Here are the final eight teams left in the Champions League: 

  • Barcelona
  • Bayern Munich
  • Manchester City
  • Atletico Madrid
  • Real Madrid
  • Benfica 
  • PSG 
  • Wolfsburg

But who will Barca want to avoid? 

As mentioned, no one will want to face the Catalans, but who will they be hoping to avoid? 

It's unlikely that they will want to take on German outfit Bayern Munich at this stage; Pep Guardiola's side produced an impressive fightback against Italian outfit Juventus to book their place in the last eight and they have to be one of the favourites to lift the big-eared trophy. 


In truth, avoiding Spanish rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid would probably suit the Catalans, but, on this form, they should fancy their chances against anyone. 

Who do you want Barcelona to get in the next round of the Champions League? Have your say below! 

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