Mo Salah’s reaction to Lionel Messi’s free-kick is the definition of heartbroken

Lionel Messi’s free-kick against Liverpool may have guaranteed his appearance in the Champions League final.

Barcelona led 2-0 – certainly not an insurmountable advantage – when Messi smashed home a brilliant free-kick in the 81st minute.

Ousmane Dembele missed a glorious opportunity to add a fourth late on but the Blaugrana will be delighted with their three-goal lead.

They travel to Anfield next Tuesday knowing that just one goal will require Liverpool to score five.

And with Messi playing, looking for just one goal isn’t too much to ask.

The Argentinian has now scored 48 goals in all competitions this season and his free-kick brought up his 600th career goal for Barcelona.

It’s also left the Spanish giants with a great opportunity to win the Champions League for the first time since 2015.


Liverpool have it all to do and Mohamed Salah’s reactions to Messi’s second and third goals say it all.

The Egyptian looked absolutely devastated after each goal. It was the look of a man who realises Liverpool’s Champions League dream is now hanging by a thread.

Salah after Messi’s first goal

And after his free-kick