Paul Pogba's shocked reaction to Lionel Messi’s stunning goal for Barcelona vs Manchester United

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Barcelona cruised into the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 3-0 win against Manchester United on Tuesday.

Their quarter-final tie finished 4-0 on aggregate as Barca already had a one-goal advantage from the first leg at Old Trafford. 

Lionel Messi scored twice inside the opening 20 minutes at the Camp Nou as the hosts took complete control of the game and his first goal will be long remembered. 

The Argentine picked the ball up on the right flank before nutmegging Fred and cutting inside. He then made his way across the edge of the box and curled a shot past David de Gea. 

We've seen Messi score like that countless times, but it's always impressive to see him work his magic, especially on the biggest stage.

His performances often leave fans stunned, but rarely do we see other players react to Messi's brilliance in the heat of battle. 

But on Tuesday, that's exactly what Paul Pogba did. He had a front-row seat as Barca's star man danced across the box and curled his effort in. 

And it's fair to say the goal left Pogba just as stunned as everyone else. Check out his brilliant reaction below, as he stands hands on hips looking bemused. 

The opening goal was trademark Messi - but his second came from a De Gea howler. 

After driving towards goal he took a shot from long range but slipped in the process. It should have been an easy save for the United keeper, but De Gea let the ball squirm under his body. 

It was no doubt one of the biggest mistakes of his career and pretty much killed any chance of his side mounting a comeback. 

FC Barcelona v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg

Philippe Coutinho wrapped up the win with a second-half strike, but once again it's Messi who takes all the plaudits for his brace and that spectacular opening goal. 

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