Messi was instrumental yet again for la Albiceleste as goals from Martin Demichelis and veteran striker Martin Palermo ensured they took the spoils and sent the Greeks packing.
"The referee favoured foul play and would not let us play football but we still did what we could," he told a press conference before insisting once again that the team good is more important than him getting on the score sheet.
"I try to seek the best for my team-mates. I do not care that I didn't score because the team still won.
"Since I knew I was going to be captain it was very nice and it was very special to experience it. I had the support of my team-mates, it was another experience."
Messi noted too that captaining Barcelona was not all that important to him as there are people at his club more deserving of that honour.
"There are players that have been there a long time with a lot of experience that are well ahead of me," he remarked.Become a fan of Goal.com International on Facebook! Just click onto Facebook.com/Goal to join the beautiful game's leading fan community...