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Valverde hails incredible Messi after starring role in win over Dortmund

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Valverde hails incredible Messi after starring role in win over Dortmund

Head coachErnesto Valverdehailed Lionel Messi as incredible after the Argentinian marked his 700th appearance for Barcelona with his 613th goal for the club.Messi also provided two assists and was booked for diving as Barca beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.England forward Jadon Sancho scored a consolation for the visitors, who remain level on points with Inter Milan ahead of the final round of group games.Antoine Griezmann scored after being set up by Lionel Messi (Emilio Morenatti/AP)Dortmund are at home to Slavia Prague on December 10 with Inter Milan welcomingBarcelona to the San Siro.Messi set up Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann either side of his own goal and Valverde expects Messis relationship with Griezmann can only improve.A lot is said about their connection, especially when one of them scores,Valverdetold a post-match press conference in quotes reported by Marca. Good players always understand each other.Leo #Messi @LuisSuarez9 = 800 goals for Bara613 for the 187 for the pic.twitter.com/8LbUP2wew3 FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 27, 2019For example,Luis (Suarez) andLeo understand each other to perfection because theyve spent a long time playing together. MessiandGriezmann will understand each other better with time.We have to find the right timing for this. With time, it will be much better. What can I say aboutMessi, he was incredible.Speaking about winning Group F, Valverde added: Were in the most difficult group in the competition and weve qualified with a game to spare for another year.Weve suffered a lot, but it means a lot to us. Apart from the last few minutes, the team played a great game.(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){

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