Lionel Messi has produced another masterful Champions League performance to knock out Manchester United and fire Barcelona into the semi-finals for the first time in four years, scoring twice in a 3-0 win at the Nou Camp.
Barca, who toyed with United for the majority of the encounter, sealed a 4-0 aggregate victory on Tuesday and will meet either Porto or Liverpool in the last four.
Messi had failed to score in his past 12 quarter-final appearances but he settled his side's nerves after a bright start from United, collecting a misplaced pass from Ashley Young before nutmegging Fred and curling the ball into the bottom corner in the 16th minute.
The Argentine then pounced on another lapse from United's defence four minutes later to win back possession high up the pitch and hit a tame right-foot shot from outside the box, which somehow squirmed under United goalkeeper David de Gea.
"He is a different class, him and Cristiano (Ronaldo) are the best players of the past decade and tonight he (Messi) showed his quality," United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said of Messi, as he took his tally in the competition this season to 10.
"That's the quality we have to aspire to."
Philippe Coutinho capped off a therapeutic win for the Catalans, after three quarter-final failures in a row, by curling into the top corner in the 61st.
"This was a spectacular performance, this is what we are all about," Messi told reporters.
"The first five minutes we were a little shy and nervous, perhaps the scoreline gave us a strange feeling, but then we took control of the game."
Solskjaer's greatest night as a player came at the Nou Camp, but after losing the first leg at Old Trafford 1-0, his team needed to become the first side to win a European game there in 31 matches in order to progress.
They made a strong start as Marcus Rashford hit the crossbar in the opening stages.
Yet their hopes were soon extinguished when Messi opened the scoring with another quality goal before Spanish No.1 de Gea was left embarrassed for the Argentine's second.
"We did well to get here but we could see the difference between the two teams," Solskjaer said.
"You know that at this level you cannot slip up and make mistakes and you have to take your chances when you get them."
De Gea denied Sergi Roberto adding to the lead before the break but could do little when out-of-form Coutinho turned up the party atmosphere for the Catalans with his sensational strike.