Vitolo: Messi showed why he's the best ever

The Argentine netted two free kicks and saw another one play a crucial role in Pedro's winner in a thrilling UEFA Super Cup
Lionel Messi showed why he is the best player of all time in Barcelona's 5-4 extra-time win over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup, according to Vitolo.

The Argentine scored two free kicks to give the Catalans the lead after Ever Banega's early goal. Barca eventually raced to a 4-1 lead, but the Europa League winners clawed their way back to take it into extra time.

In the 115th minute, Messi saw a shot after another threatening free kick saved, only for Pedro – a player Barcelona confirmed wants to leave the club – popped up to win the match.

Sevilla winger Vitolo was full of praise for his side after a strong performance, but he admitted that an in-form Messi was impossible to overcome.

"Messi is the best player of all time and today he had a stormer," he told reporters. "The side put in a 10 out of 10 performance. We ran a lot – it's not easy to come back from 4-1 down against Barcelona."