Highlights: Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool

FC Barcelona have one foot in the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League final after thrashing Liverpool 3-0 at the Camp Nou in the first leg of their semi-final on Wednesday night.

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suárez opened the scoring for the La Liga champions after 26 minutes when he poked the ball home from close range following an excellent cross from Jordi Alba from just outside the penalty area.

Marc-André ter Stegen was only forced into a couple of routine saves during the 90 minutes, though had to be smart to deny Mohamed Salah’s effort from outside the penalty area, eight minutes into the second half.

The English Premier League side saw a lot of possession and territory but were undone in the final quarter-of-an-hour. First, Lionel Messi tapped home from close range after Suárez had hit the crossbar. And five minutes later the magical Messi added his second with a stunning 30-yard free kick into Alisson’s top corner.

Barcelona will go to Anfield next Tuesday with a huge advantage to book their place in the Champions League final at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.

Watch the highlights from Barcelona 3-0 Liverpool below: