'God touched Messi with the magic'


Ahead of FC Barcelona's must-win clash on Saturday, Celta Vigo star Nolito reserved some special praise for Lionel Messi.

Blaugrana will be desperate to claim three points on Saturday afternoon as they look to keep the pressure LaLiga leaders Real Madrid who are in action on Sunday.

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Nolito, a former FC Barcelona forward, was full of praise for the six-time Ballon d'Or winner ahead of their showdown at the Abanca-Balaídos Stadium.

"God touched Messi with the magic wand three or four times to make him the best in the world without the need to go to the gym or anything, it's something that he's got inside," Nolito said, according to Sport.

"We will try and make Barcelona suffer, although they have great players like Messi and they can score from any of your slip-ups.

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"Celta have very good players too and we're in good form, we've won two games. We have to work hard, set ourselves and win however we can."