Messi reacts to Barcelona 3-0 win against Manchester United

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 17/04/2019

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has reacted to his team 3-0 win against Manchester United at the Camp Nou in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals.

Messi scored twice in the first half to put Barcelona ahead, delivering his very best to torture the English side.

"It was spectacular," a beaming Messi said afterwards.

"This is who we are. We were cold and nervous for the first five minutes.

"I don't know why, but then we took control.”

Messi sensed a defensive error from Manchester United slothful display at the backline and he made no mistake to stretch David de Sea who was helpless with the attempt from the Argentine superstar, he doubled the lead as De Gea was unable to hold a shot from Messi’s weaker foot after the ball found its way into the net.

"I was lucky [on the first goal]," he admitted.

"The second I had even more luck.

"But the important thing is that we achieved our goal of reaching the quarter-finals, which we hadn't for a long time."