Barcelona's Messi dismisses row with Atletico Madrid coach Aguirre

Lionel Messi was thrilled with Barcelona's thrashing of Atletico Madrid last night. The Argentina ace was at the heart of the 6-1 demolition and remarked afterwards: "We came out all right, we had a great game. It was a very difficult contest, against a good opponent - and we left with am incredible win. "The tackle (from Antonio Lopez) has already been forgotten. "Barcelona has proved to be a good team, we have lots of quality and we will continue upward. We needed a game like this, especially because the fans reacted well and helped us to play better.

Lionel Messi was thrilled with Barcelona's thrashing of Atletico Madrid last night.

The Argentina ace was at the heart of the 6-1 demolition and remarked afterwards: "We came out all right, we had a great game. It was a very difficult contest, against a good opponent - and we left with am incredible win.

"The tackle (from Antonio Lopez) has already been forgotten.

"Barcelona has proved to be a good team, we have lots of quality and we will continue upward. We needed a game like this, especially because the fans reacted well and helped us to play better.

"Now comes a few days to remember this game and enjoy it a bit more."

Messi had a touchline confrontation with Atletico coach Javier Aguirre, but shrugged it off in the post-match media conference.

However, Aguirre went further and said: "I saw him make a gesture with his hand to one of my players. I asked him to show some humility in victory and he asked me not to carry on.

"But he's a gentleman."

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