Messi, again, played down his influence on proceedings.
â€śWe won a difficult match, thatâ€™s our merit. Itâ€™s not easy to fight back when they close themselves off and they defend in their own area,â€ť said Messi.
â€śThey have very fast forwards and theyâ€™re very good on the counter.
â€śItâ€™s a shame that PiquĂ© picked up an injury. Heâ€™s very important to the team, as is Puyol, but we have more than enough players on the team to cover their absences, and even more in the reserve side.
â€śWhat we want is titles and weâ€™re on the right path. My goals are only important if they help the team.â€ť