Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola feels it is inevitable that Lionel Messi will one day score six goals in a game.

Messi struck five in the rout of Bayer Leverkusen this week.

"He's the best ever, there is no other like him," Guardiola said of the man who has scored 186 goals in his last 201 Barca games.

"The numbers speak for themselves. One day he'll score six. We'll never see a player like him again.

"We witnessed one of Messi's special nights tonight, it's a gift and I will always be able to say that I coached him.

"The only credit I can take is that I always put him in the team and we just try to make sure he gets the ball. After that our task is done."