Zinedine Zidane‘s side have cruised into a ruthless 2-0 half time lead at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos.
Barcelona have struggled to impose themselves in the opening 45 minutes in the Spanish capital with Ronald Koeman‘s decision to start with a 3-5-2 system being exposed by the home side.
However, Messi has looked to take matters into his own hands and he almost conjured up a spectacular goal just before the break.
The Argentinian superstar opted to shoot direct from a corner and with Thibaut Courtois beaten his effort bounced back off the far post.
Lionel Messi goes inches away from scoring a corner! 😱
The crossbar saves Thibaut Courtois just before half time 😅 pic.twitter.com/4VgvBFPOUb
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