Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Champions League: Messi shines in Barcelona's win over Stuttgart

Barcelona had an inspiring performance and defeated German Stuttgart with a final 4-0 score. Lionel Messi netted twice to show the world why he is still the best player in the World. Now the Catalan team booked a place in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Young players Pedro Rodriguez and Bojan Krkic also scored for Barcelona. The spanish team got a 5-1 aggregate over the German side.

Josep Guardiola praised his star: "Lionel was so decisive. Great footballers like him always influence in his team, like (Michael) Jordan with the Bulls. He's simply the best."

The German coach also praised Lio: "His skills with the ball are just outstanding when you consider his age. I think it's fair to compare him to Maradona" Christian Gross said.