‘There is no one equal to Messi in the world’

Barca Nepal, March 6. A great goal from Lionel Messi on 26 minutes gave the victory to Barcelona against Atletico Madrid, and it once again highlighted just how dependant his team are on him.Eight points ahead in the standings, another LaLiga title is within reach for the Blaugrana.

It was a match of the highest intensity that Barcelona clearly dominated in the first half, and which was decided, as usual, via the genius of the No.10. Messi’s goal, the fifth free-kick he’s scored this season in the league, beat Jan Oblak all ends up.

Diego Simeone highlighted the importance of the Argentinian star at the end of the game: “If he wears an Atletico shirt , we would have won 1-0,” he said. Valverde’s response replicated his opposite number.

“There is no one equal to him in the world,” he noted. “I don’t know what would’ve happened without him but I don’t want to imagine it either, because he’s with us.”With Messi in their side, it’s almost always enough for Barcelona.

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