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Barcelona star Lionel Messi: We'll be ready for Liverpool

Barcelona star Lionel Messi says they'll be ready for whomever they face in the Champions League semifinals.

After thumping Manchester United 3-0, Barca will meet either Liverpool or Porto in the semis.

"Taking off the first five minutes, where we were cold and a little nervous, I do not know if the result was weird and that made us come out that way," he said to Movistar.

"But then the goals came and we played spectacular football.

"The important thing is that we go to the semi-finals, but I'm happy for the win and for how we did it," he said. "We have the experience of Rome, which in five or ten minutes can complicate the classification or leave us out and we have to be aware of that.

"Liverpool or Porto will be very difficult, but beyond that we played a great game."

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