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Guardiola admires Atletico ace Saul but no comparison with Barcelona superstar Messi

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola says Saul Niguez simply cannot be compared with Lionel Messi just yet.

The Atletico Madrid young gun produced a moment of magic when dazzling his Bayern opponents before stroking home beyond Manuel Neuer in the 11th minute of his side's 1-0 Champions League semi-final first leg victory on Wednesday night.

After the match, Guardiola was asked if the 21-year-old had similarities to his former Barcelona colleague Messi and although the Spaniard felt that was a little too premature, he did speak positively about the future for the Atleti ace.

"I admire Saul's quality a lot, but you cannot really compare him with Messi," said Guardiola.

"I have seen him before, he is a great player.

"Spanish football has another great talent."

Andrew Slevison
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