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.
“The Leo we saw against PSG is a phenomenon that was only stopped by Marquinhos and Keylor Navas,” he told Sky Italia.
“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.
“Against PSG I saw a great Messi and a good Barcelona side.”
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.
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