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Lionel Messi says Barcelona played ‘spectacular football’ against Manchester United

The GOAT scored twice at the Camp Nou

FC Barcelona v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final: Second Leg Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Lionel Messi described Barcelona’s Champions League win over Manchester United on Tuesday as “spectacular” but said his team must start games better.

Marcus Rashford went close with an early chance for the Red Devils, before a Lionel Messi double and a Philippe Coutinho screamer secured a comfortable win.

Messi spoke about the match after the win and offered his opinion, as his team eased into the semi-finals of the competition.

“This is a spectacular win, this shows who we are. We were a bit cold and nervous in the first five minutes, I don’t know if the result from the first leg was a bit strange, but afterwards we took control and played spectacular football.

“We cannot come out like this in any Champions League game. We said that from the start, we have the Rome experience, you can’t make life hard for yourself because one mistake and you’re knocked out. We have to be aware of that.”

Source | Sport

Barcelona go on to face either Liverpool or Porto for a place in the final. Jurgen Klopp’s side lead 2-0 from the first leg at Anfield.

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