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Barcelona No2 Neeskens delighted with Ronaldinho performance

Barca sprung a surprise by starting with Ronaldinho and the Brazilian didn't disappoint with a strong performance in the crucial victory.

Afterwards, Neeskens said: "We saw him against Zaragoza, at the end of the game, in very good form, since he is recovering. We are very pleased with how he played and he fought for the team, we have always had confidence in him, and it is always good when we can use games like this so Ronaldinho can reach his best level."

Lionel Messi gave a below-par performance, but managed to score twice and Neeskens added: "We all know about the quality of Messi. He carried out the orders I gave him and it worked out well."

On starting Samuel Eto'o on the bench, the Barca coach said: "He was a little tired, for that reason we preferred other options and then he entered at the end, fresher. But we must congratulate the team because it scored three goals and rediscovered its better game."

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