The 31-year-old put his side ahead with a ideal Panenka penalty within the first 20 minutes of the match.
Lyon pulled one back in the second half when, after a goalmouth scramble, Lucas Tousart was given enough time to control a ball with his chest before finishing from close range.
However, he also said that he "thought Atletico Madrid would be tougher" after Diego Simeone's side surrendered their 2-0 first-leg advantage.
His side were in a more vulnerable position as a score draw would have sent them out, and they began the game as if they meant business, with Messi firing an early shot which Lopes had to beat away for a corner.
Regarding Friday's draw for the quarter and semi-finals, Messi added: "All of the opponents are complicated".
"There was a bit of suffering after they made it 2-1, as we'd made it tough for ourselves at a set piece". Referee Szymon Marciniak pointed to the spot and Messi then coolly converted after the incident was checked by VAR.
Meanwhile, Lyon boss Bruno Genesio described Messi as a "genius".
He jinked into space on the edge of the box before striking low and squeezing the ball under the grasp of substitute goalkeeper Mathieu Gorgelin, who had replaced Anthony Lopes in the first half.
"We always knew it would be like this".
"Unfortunately, Barca scored their third goal at that moment". He went into Champions League mode, and he proved he was one of the best players in the world. "Finally, the doctor asked me to take him out so as not to take any chances".
When Bangladesh resumed day five at 80-3, Trent Boult made the initial breakthrough by dismissing Soumya Sarkar for 28. Williamson suffered a left shoulder injury while diving in the field during Bangladesh's first innings on Sunday.
The VW Group insisted redundancies would not be necessary and the cuts would be achieved by not replacing workers as they retire. At the same time, VW will create 2,000 new software jobs, as well as electronics positions in technical development, it said.
Monday's official complaint marks a public escalation in the music-streaming service's long-running battle with Apple . Spotify began emailing customers in 2015 that they should cancel subscriptions purchased through Apple's App Store.
Numerous partnerships ended years ago, the Times noted, but the deals with Amazon and Apple were ongoing at the time of the story. Federal prosecutors are investigating data-sharing deals struck between Facebook and makers of mobile computing devices.
It is not clear at this time whether or not the halted sales in Japan will affect the release of the game's release elsewhere. Even if Mr Taki is recast, it may be hard for Sega to erase him entirely from the virtual world of Judgment .
Chasing 273, India lost wickets in quick succession and all the hopes were pinned on Rohit once Kohli was gone in the chase. Khawaja put on 76 with the captain, Aaron Finch, to give Australia a strong start after the tourists elected to bat.
Varun and Alia wore white for the occasion, while Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur were twinning in red. Varun Dhawan will be seen essaying the role of Zafar, while Alia Bhatt will be playing the role of Roop.
Cali is the first reputed crime family boss to be shot since the execution of former Gambino head Paul Castellano in 1985. Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali is said to have taken over the running of the organisation from Domenico Cefalu in 2015.
The former congressman gained a national following with his unsuccessful run for Senate a year ago against Republican Ted Cruz . President Trump campaigned hard for Cruz, lobbing attacks against O'Rourke as he campaigned in the Lone Star State.
U.S. consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in February
The Fed has a 2 per cent target for a separate inflation gauge from the Commerce Department that's linked to consumer spending. Gas prices for U.S. drivers were $2.31 a gallon on average in February, up from $2.25 in January, according to the U.S.
British Parliament votes against May's Brexit plan
May's minority government and together with the group of rebel Tories, they represent more than enough MPs to kill the deal. Mr Cox looked at the changes that Mrs May had agreed, but concluded that the legal risk had not changed.
Nadler: Whitaker hedging on his discussions with Trump
Two Republican staff members in the room backed up Collins' version. "He said he had not talked with the President about Mr. Whitaker was directly involved in conversations about whether to fire one or more USA attorneys", Nadler continued.
NASA chief acknowledges more trouble with SLS rocket
NASA's massive new rocket won't be ready for a moon shot next year, the space agency's top official told Congress on Wednesday. The first all-women spacewalk will be happening March 29 as part of National Women's Month, Bridenstine said in the interview.
Android Q Beta First Look!
The Android Q Beta 1 is aimed towards the developers for testing their apps for the new version of Android. There's a new Sharing Shortcuts feature that "let users jump directly into another app to share content".
Uh Oh, Looks Like Google's Hardware Team Might Be in Trouble
To be clear, the employee-shifting that's been reported seems to be concentrated for now within Google's tablet and laptop teams. Rumors of a Pixelbook 2 have been swirling since the company's hardware event last October though it has yet to be released.