Barcelona talisman,Lionel Messi on Tuesday night helped his side send Manchester United out of the Champions League run for this season with a perfect two goals and a grand assist to Philippe Courtinho.
A brace from the Argentina International inspired the Catalans in the first half, delivering his very best to United don’t go further this season,
Speaking in press conference after the match, he said his side deserved all the win after a spectacular display;
‘It was spectacular,
‘This is who we are. We were cold and nervous for the first five minutes.
‘I don’t know why, but then we took control.”
Messi opened the scoring on the night by pouncing on a defensive error, before doubling the lead as David de Gea allowed the Argentine’s tame effort to squeeze under his body.
‘I was lucky on the first goal, he admitted.
‘The second I had even more luck.
“But the important thing is that we achieved our goal of reaching the quarter-finals, which we hadn’t for a long time.”
The Laliga leaders still have hopes of winning all three competitions this year, but the Argentine isn’t thinking too far ahead.
‘Let’s take it step by step, little by litte,
‘Now we have LaLiga Santander and we can’t relax, before dealing with the semi-finals with the respect it deserves,he said.