Messi Comes Alive In Big Games – Enrique

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Luis Enrique has praised Lionel Messi to always rise to the occasion in big games, after his exploits in the win over Atletico.

Messi was on target in the 2-1 Copa del Rey semifinals win over Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderón.

The Argentina international doubled Barcelona’s lead in the first half, after Suarez opened the scoring.

“It’s in big, special games like this that Messi shines,” Luis Enrique told reporters post-match.

“There aren’t many words left to describe him.

“It’s in big games that we see the best of Messi.”

Barca will be without star forward Neymar for the return leg next week, but Luis Enrique has faith in his team’s depth.

“If there is any team in the world who can cover absences it is Barca,” he said.

“[Neymar] is a key player for us, but we have players who can cover in his position.”



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