Barcelona drew 1-1 against PSG in the second leg of the UCL round of 16 match.
Even though the Catalans crashed out 5-2 on aggregate, Leo Messi’s performance was one of delight for the fans as he turned on his vintage best. It drew praise from Capello.
“Nonetheless, he’s a unique footballer.
“He showed once again that he has something other players don’t and that he is an absolute genius.
“Other players may win the Ballon d’Or – like Cristiano Ronaldo – but Messi is a genius because of the things he does with such speed and quality that others can’t even compute.
“He uses his feet like others use their hands.
New club president Joan Laporta was full of pride of the second leg.
“We have a team,” he said. “They’re a source of pride. We’ve defended with dignity, we deserved to win and we deserved to progress.”
Barcelona have a task on their hands now winning the La Liga and keeping Messi at the club.