Barcelona ace Lionel Messi felt they could be pleased with their 2-2 draw with Real Madrid yesterday.

Messi struck twice in the four goal thriller.

"It was a great game, we would have preferred to win but we need to remember that Real Madrid are a great team," he said.

"We're not having too much luck. We were missing some important players today, but we're lucky enough to have really good players on this team and they all do an excellent job."