BARCELONA, SPAIN – MARCH 18: Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez of Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 18, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Lionel Messi and Ivan Rakitic make the difficult look easy with this goal

We knew this was going to happen sooner or later. Lionel Messi and Ivan Rakitic teamed up for Barcelona’s first goal against Manchester City and put City on the way out of the Champions League as they must score two goals to go to extra time and three to win.

Lionel Messi’s assist was simply filthy and Ivan Rakitic sealed the deal with hardly any pressure. The calmness from these two players, it was like they were on the training ground warming up for morning practice. Just scoring in the Champions League against the English champions, not a big deal.

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