Barcelona tweet 'Messi at the wheel' after knocking Manchester United out of Champions League

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Barcelona booked their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a convincing victory over Manchester United on Tuesday night. 

The Blaugrana took a 1-0 advantage into the second leg thanks to a tight win at Old Trafford last week - although it was anything but close at the Camp Nou. 

Barca ran out 3-0 winners on the night, with Lionel Messi scoring the first two before Coutinho rounded off a brilliant night.  

Once again, it was their number 10 who made the real difference and he did more than net a brace against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. 

Messi was the puppeteer pulling Barcelona's strings all night long and his complete performance will be long remembered. 

To score his first, the Argentine nutmegged Fred on the edge of the box before cutting inside and curling his effort past David de Gea. Trademark Messi.

There was an element of luck for his second, which will go down as a massive De Gea howler. 

The Argentine turned Phil Jones inside out before squeezing a long-range shot under the United goalkeeper - but it's one De Gea really should have saved. 

After scoring two goals, Messi decided to let his teammates have some fun and dropped back into a deeper position to ping balls across the pitch during the second half. 

At full-time, Barca's official Twitter account dedicated a post to Messi's brilliant performance  - and had a little fun at United's expense too. 

They tweeted 'Messi at the wheel' with a portrait of their captain - referencing United's well known 'Ole at the wheel' chant that has been heard since the Norwegian took over in December.  

So not only did Barca knock Solskjaer's team out of the Champions League, but they've also poked fun at the song that Man United fans have been singing for the last few months. 

Talk about rubbing salt in the wounds. 

Paul Pogba
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