Barca: another class

I’m just after watching Barca destroy Arsenal 4-1 (6-3 on aggregate) in the 2nd leg of the Champions League quarter final.

What a performance. The Catalan press are describing Messi as a player “de otra galaxia” and the game as “una exhibicion de Messi” and certainly it was an incredible performance. This guy is only 22 years old but has already won 2 Champions Leagues and probably will crown a 3rd by May 22nd.

Johann Cruyff had some interesting things to say before the match. While he admitted Barca showed some gaps last week in the Emirates, if they stay loyal to their style of play – that is playing up the pitch and controlling the ball, they will get through. It’s a critical 5 days for Barca – Arsenal have been overcome tonight but the real challenge is Saturday night in the Bernabeu in El Gran Clasico against Real Madrid. Both teams are level on points and this game will probably decide the league. Here’s hoping Barca can repeat the 6-2 demolition in the Bernabeu from 2009.

I really want to get out to the Camp Nou later this year – every time Messi and co play it’s a masterclass. With Iniesta and Xavi those guys are worth any ticket price.

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