Thierry Henry hailed two-goal Lionel Messi after Barcelona's 4-1 victory over Numancia last night.

Henry was on the scoresheet himself and said: "Today, Messi could have scored five or six goals. He only got two and I hope he gets the rest against (Copa opponents) Espanyol.

"It was a great game by the 'flea'. Messi is capable of anything when we can give him the ball."