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Barcelona play with an extra man with Lionel Messi, says Rafa Mir

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The captain shone against Huesca

FC Barcelona v SD Huesca - La Liga Santander Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Huesca forward Rafa Mir had some great comments after seeing his team beaten 4-1 by Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Monday.

The game saw Lionel Messi equal Xavi’s record for Barcelona appearances and also turn on the style with two goals and an assist.

Mir admitted after the game just how difficult it is trying to play against Barcelona with Messi in the team.

“Barça have a number 10 that you can’t do anything about...It’s like they are playing with one more player, what do you want me to tell you?” he said.

The forward actually spent some time at La Masia as a youngster and scored against his former team during the match. Mir netted a controversial first-half penalty after an incident with Marc-Andre ter Stegen that looked an extremely harsh decision.

The Huesca forward should have had a second too but somehow managed to shoulder the ball over the bar from about a yard out.