Andres Iniesta: Lionel Messi is “unique and unrepeatable”

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The Barcelona midfielder was full of praise for his sublime team-mate following his heroics against Bayern Munich.

Lionel Messi restated his claim as potentially the best player to play the sport with another masterful performance last night.

The four-time Ballon d’Or winner scored two incredible individual goals to give Barcelona the advantage in their Champions League semi-final tie with Bayern Munich.

Better still, the Argentine laid-on an assist for Neymar in the dying minutes of the match to ensure a 3-0 win for Luis Enrique’s men against the Bavarian powerhouses.

Pep Guardiola, ahead of his return to Camp Nou for the first time since signing off as manager, had admitted that Messi was unstoppable when he is on form - and it proved as much against the German side.

Following the Catalan side’s 3-0 success, Andres Iniesta has led the praise for Messi, stating that his team-mate is “unique and unrepeatable”.

"We should take our hats off to what he has done,” Marca quote the Spanish midfielder as saying.

“He does things that look easy but that nobody else can pull off. At any moment he can decide games, change the result and for us having him is a guarantee of success.”

Barcelona are still in line to complete a momentous treble this season, with the Camp Nou outfit leading La Liga and also in the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao.

Messi became the Champions League’s all-time top goalscorer against Bayern, lifting his tally to 76 goals, overtaking perennial rival Cristiano Ronaldo in the process who is one adrift on 75.

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