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The Blaugrana boss has once again praised the Argentine magician as his team prepare ahead of their Champions League clash against the Bhoys

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has expressed his delight with star striker Lionel Messi, as he spoke to reporters ahead of their next European fixture.

The 44-year-old took the time to share his views on the current form of the Ballon d'Or nominated forward before Barca's match against Scottish Premier League champions Celtic.

A pulsating encounter on Saturday saw the Blaugrana come out on top against Deportivo 5-4, with Messi grabbing a sublime hat-trick in the process, with his first goal being particularly impressive, as he smashed the ball into the top corner with little backlift. And the attacker's trainer continues to be impressed.

"I do not know what else can be said of Leo," Vilanova told reporters at a press conference.

"The other day he came back from travelling and he still made efforts both offensively and defensively. We'll enjoy him as long as we can. I don't think it's just the other day, but throughout the year.

"I do not want to do any campaigning [ahead of the Ballon d'Or award], I think Messi's success shows every day. Nobody does what he does," the Spanish tactician concluded.

Barcelona meet Celtic at Camp Nou on Tuesday evening at 20.45CET.

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