Messi scores two in first 20 minutes vs. Manchester United (video)

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Those dreaming of another away Manchester United fairytale in the UEFA Champions League may have overlooked the fact that Lionel Messi is as otherworldly as anything created by the Brothers Grimm.

And when you let a nearly supernatural striker score via howler, well, you can forget the happy endings.

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There’s still plenty of time to play at the Camp Nou, but Barcelona has taken its 1-0 advantage from Old Trafford and turned it into 3-0 via two Lionel Messi goals.

The first is vintage Messi.

The match could’ve stayed 1-0 a bit longer, but the 20th minute saw a low drive from Messi bamboozle De Gea.

This one, undoubtedly, underscores the difference between 2017-18 De Gea and 2018-19 De Gea.

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