On the other hand, the Argentine playmaker netted his 600th goal for Barcelona on Wednesday, May 1 as the five-time Ballon d'Or victor netted a brace in their 3-0 UCL semi-final first-leg win over Liverpool at Camp Nou.
The victory over Newcastle took Liverpool two points clear of the defending champions Manchester City.
Bartomeu added that he was still in favour of playing Spanish top flight games outside Spain, after his club withdrew from La Liga's proposed match between Barca and Girona in Miami last January, citing a "lack of consensus". They trail 3-0 from the first leg but could we be about to see the most sensational Anfield night ever or just another Messi masterclass?
The confrontation between "Barcelona" and "Liverpool" considered by many to be the early ending, it is obvious that the victor of this pair will be a big favorite in the final against Ajax or Liverpool. William Hill's odds on Barcelona scoring in this match are 2/7 (1.28) and it's 43/20 (3.15) they win the match.More news: Stock futures plummet as Trump threatens to hike tariffs on China
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"We have two matches left. Liverpool deserved much more than the 3-0 result, but we can also say that it could have been 4-0 or 5-0 at the very end".
For Ajax, it was Matthijs de Ligt who kept things beefed up at the back, Frenkie de Jong who ran the show in the midfield and Donny van de Beek who notched up the victor on the night.
It will require something on an entirely different scale to overturn a 3-0 Champions League semi-final first leg defeat at home to Barcelona on Tuesday, but Henderson insists it does not faze them.
"He takes it and provides us the winning goal".
"He got the hip of the goalie in his head and then was on the ground", said the Liverpool boss. Of those games, 16 have been won with only ten goals conceded. How long would the fans and the clubs continue to be happy with that remains to be seen.