Watched Messi Play is Honorary Admitted
Barcelona – Pep Guardiola praised his men exhausted former appearance, Lionel Messi, after watching the match Barcelona vs Manchester City. According to him, can see Messi play is an honor in itself.
Messi did not score a goal in the match held at the Nou Camp, but his presence is quite instrumental. In addition to providing one assist, Messi also became the catalyst of various attacks launched Barcelona.
Thanks to the good performance for 90 minutes, UEFA also gave the title man of the match for the Argentine star.
One of the action in the first half, with me-nutmeg James Milner, has made Guardiola stunned. Therefore, the bald-headed coach did not hesitate to issue a compliment after the game.
“A distinct honor to see him play,” Guardiola said as reported by the US.
“This game was incredible. Barca played well and created a lot of opportunities,” continued the man who is now dealing with Bayern Munich.
In the records of the official site of UEFA, Barça chalked 23 attempts (11 on target) throughout the game. Meanwhile, City incised 14 attempts (4 on target). City could get the opportunity through Sergio Aguero penalty kick in the second half, but his shot was saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen.
Barca won 1-0 thanks to a goal itself produced Ivan Rakitic in the 31st minute. With the win, Barca qualified for the quarter-finals with a 3-1 aggregate.