Messi worked a bit of his usual magic as well.
Things got shaky for a bit in the second half when Lyon cut the score in half with a rebound finish from Lucas Tousart. The Brazilian playmaker finished a slick move involving compatriot Arthur and former Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez just after the half-hour mark, as Messi's double and goals from Gerard Pique and substitute Ousmane Dembele clinched a resounding victory. "Sometimes he is just unstoppable".
Dembele has been a regular in the starting lineup.
The English defending champions were simply ruthless against a lacklustre Schalke defence and with players like Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling in top form, it won't be surprising to see City take long strides in the Champions League this campaign.
Messi scored two goals before setting up two more for teammates as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for a 12th straight season.
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Lyon coach Genesio added: "Tonight Messi was in Champions League mode". After seeing his most recent come in European action, his performance was hailed by Ernesto Valverde. The Argentine opened scoring during the 17th minute of the contest, when he fooled Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes with a lovely Panenka penalty kick.
He then got some help from a team-mate after the intermission when a chip shot by the Argentine superstar went over the keeper's head before being cleared away on the goal line by defender Fernando Marcal. I saw their match with Atletico Madrid and they played really well.
Having done away with German giants Bayern Munich, Liverpool were arguably handed the easiest assignment as they were drawn alongside Porto while Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus will take on Real Madrid conquerer's, Ajax.
The stats show that the five time Ballon d'Or victor has scored seven Champions League goals against Ajax - only against Bayern Munich (9) and current side Juventus (10) has he scored more often.
"We all have to love each other as teammates because we're all looking for a place in the team, but Cristiano won everyone over very quickly".