thumbnail Hello,

The Argentinian has scored 11 goals in his last five games...

Barcelona president has labelled talismanic strike Lionel Messi "the best player in history" following his hat-trick in the 4-2 win over Zaragoza.

Messi stole the show scoring all three as the Blaugrana cruised into a 3-0 lead and was on hand once again in the dying stages to win a penalty afte two goals from Adrian Colunga gave them a late scare.

He's the best player in the world and the history of football. Along with [Johan] Cruyff and [Diego] Maradona he is the best we've seen in Barcelona," he told Canal +.

"He's played a great match, he is a football genius and he plays for the team. He is the leader of Barcelona. Also he thinks about his team-mates after he handed the penalty to [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic to score."

Laporta also praised the efforts of Ibrahimovic who he says is in good for and demonstrated his character by scoring the penalty.

"He's a very good player, high quality and although now he isn't getting goals, despite playing very well. We're happy with him and he showed character to score the penalty."


From the web