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Lionel Messi again saved his team

Barcelona recorded a 2-0 victory in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash away to Arsenal on Tuesday.

In the first period Barcelona failed to record a single shot but after the break Lionel Messi netted two goals.

Arsenal had a wonderful chance to take the lead in the 21st minute when a strike from Hector Bellerin fell into the path  of Oxlade-Chamberlain but the midfielder failed.

Arsenal will travel to Camp Nou for the second leg of the last-16 contest on March 16.