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Barcelona boss Guardiola: Messi football's version of Michael Jordan

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola admits he's running out of words to praise Lionel Messi.

Messi became the club's all-time leading scorer with his hat-trick last night in victory over Granada.

"I've said everything about Messi, what else can I say?" said Guardiola.

"He does not just score goals, he scores great goals. Each goal is better than the last. At 24 years of age he has 234 goals. We are seeing absolutely the best in every way. He can do everything you have to do as a player and every three days."

Asked if Messi was football's equivalent to Michael Jordan, the coach added: "In our sport, yes. Jordan dominated his sport and so does Leo. There are few players in history that dominate their game with this sufficiency.

"I guess I'm Phil Jackson!"

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