BARCELONA – Lionel Messi warned his Barcelona teammates that their place in the Champions League final is still not certain despite his two-goal salvo in a 3-0 semi-final first leg win over Liverpool on Wednesday.
“It would have been better to win 4-0 than 3-0 but it is a very good result,” said the Argentine star.
“It's not definitive, we are going to go into a very complicated atmosphere, with a great history.”
Messi's second goal was the 600th of his Barca career and he reached the landmark in stunning style, majestically curling a free-kick into the top corner.
“It was beautiful when it went in but I was lucky that the ball lodged up there in the corner.”
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Messi refused to take all the plaudits for the win which also saw Luis Suarez score against his former club.
“We must be more united than ever, all together: the team, the fans.
“We said at the beginning of the season that we will win it together.”
Agence France-Presse (AFP)