& # 39; We were spectacular & # 39 ;: Lionel Messi greets Barcelona teammates after beating twice in the victory over Manchester United to secure the semi-final place of the Champions League
- Barcelona beat Manchester United in the quarterfinals of the Champions League
- Lionel Messi struck twice and Philippe Coutinho added a third place for the hosts
- The Barca captain praised his teammates for a & # 39; spectacular & # 39; performance
Lionel Messi praised a & # 39; spectacular & # 39; showing of Barcelona when the club defeated Manchester United and occupied a place in the semifinals of the Champions League.
The captain struck twice in the first half before Philippe Coutinho's attempt sealed the 4-0 total win.
Messi warned, however, that the Catalan giants should start better against the semi-final opponents Porto or Liverpool as a slow opening that would threaten to give the hosts a way back in the game.
Lionel Messi was twice on schedule to help Barcelona beat Manchester United at Nou Camp
Messi told Spanish TV: & # 39; We were spectacular. In the beginning we were a little cold and nervous, but then we took control and played spectacular football.
& # 39; The second goal was a bit of luck, but we are past the quarterfinals and it is another small step towards our goal. We know we can't start Champions League games that way. Only 10 bad minutes and you can pay.
& # 39; The semi-final will be tough, whether it's Porto or Liverpool. The victory of Ajax (at Juventus) says everything about how tough this competition is. & # 39;
The Argentinian was electric all evening while yanking the defense of Manchester United
Messi was impressive all night, created different opportunities for his side and produced moments of breathtaking skill everywhere.
& # 39; This is who we are, & # 39; Messi added. & # 39; I was lucky that the first one went inside, I hit it hard and just inside the post.
& # 39; I needed a little more luck on the second day. The most important thing is that we have achieved our goal. We have taken another step (to the title). & # 39;