Barca midfielder Xavi said: "Ronaldinho was always going to shine again. He is a footballer different from the rest. We are very happy for him."

"Ronaldinho? There was never any doubts," declared Barca keeper Victor Valdes. "He has always been focused on the team."

Barca's teenage striker Bojan Krkic added: "The goals of Ronaldinho were incredible. He is demonstrating that he is recovering his form and this will serve to raise his morale after undergoing so much pressure."