Pep Guardiola has gone on to say that Lionel Messi is the “best player of all time”.
The former Barcelona manager watched on as his team tried to fight back, but only managed to save face by getting a win at home. This wasn’t enough though, as Bayern crash out after losing 5-3 on aggregate.
Messi who scored a double against Barcelona in the first leg was praised by his former coach.
“I am happy that Messi is back here again. He is incredible, he is back to his best as he was when I used to train him,” Guardiola told a press conference.
“We’re lucky to live in his age as he is the best player of all time. I can compare him to Pele, and I am very proud of the years I spent with him.”
Guardiola went on to say he hopes his former team wins the UCL final.
“I am satisfied with the performance of my team. We needed this balance in the Camp Nou but didn’t have it.
“I would like to have played better and have all my best players available to me for my project. I want to congratulate my players. Congrats to Barca also, I hope they win their fifth Champions League final in Berlin.”