Barcelona's Sandro Rosell hails record-breakers Lionel Messi & Victor Valdes after 4-0 win over Viktoria Plzen: 'It's like Christmas'

The Catalan supremo says he cannot ask for more from his side, after they cruised to qualification for the knockout stages, while appearing lost for words for their hat-trick hero
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has lauded striker Lionel Messi and goalkeeper Victor Valdes, after the duo reached individual landmarks during their 4-0 victory over Champions League Group H opponents Viktoria Plzen on Tuesday.

Messi's hat-trick against the Czech side saw him surpass the 200-goal mark for the European champions, while goalkeeper Valdes broke Miguel Reina's record of 824 minutes without conceding, as coach Pep Guardiola also oversaw his 200th game in charge on the night.

And the trio's exploits have earned praise from the club chief, who admitted that he could not find the words to describe his prolific No.10.

"Messi is amazing, simply amazing," he told TVE after the match. "I don't know how you can describe Messi, there are no more adjectives.

"It's a great night. Pep's 200 [games], Messi's 200 [goals], and Valdes has broken the record of the legendary Reina.

"For the board of directors, we just try and manage everything the best we can, but with this team, what more can you ask for? It's like Christmas, asking for everything and getting it all."

Barcelona now turn to domestic matters after securing qualification from Group H, with the trip to Athletic Bilbao in their sights on Sunday.

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