Possibly the best Barcelona performance of the season saw the Blaugrana return to the semi-finals of the Champions League after beating Manchester United 3-0 at the Camp Nou, advancing 4-0 on aggregate. "They have two shots on target and two goals".
"You know the level, you can not slip up and make mistakes". "Committed about four errors in as many seconds to set [Lionel] Messi on his way".
Messi had failed to score in his last 12 quarter-final appearances, but he settled his side's nerves after a bright start from United, collecting a misplaced pass from Ashley Young and curling into the bottom corner in the 16th minute.
"We want to get there and we have to get there by hard work and attitude every single day, and of course some clever business we have to do and just keep on going". "I dont mind if we score the victor in the 93rd minute". All we can do is move on, ' he said.
We were always underdogs but we had to back ourselves and believe.
"Chances in these big games are massive".
The stat had climbed to 86.8 by full-time - third worst - but, even so, when everything he touched had pretty much turned to gold, the greatest player of his generation can afford to not be quite flawless and still make a mockery of stats. I hope he's the one who comes out and explains it.
"Roy Keane and Paul Scholes had it but they were world class players as well".
United have experienced some memorable moments in the Champions League this season but our journey came to an end on a disappointing night for the Reds, whose sole focus is now on securing a place in next season's competition with a top-four finish in the Premier League, with the battle continuing on Sunday against Everton at Goodison Park (kick-off 13:30 BST).
Liverpool, who take a 2-0 lead to Porto on Wednesday, are now the most likely obstacle between them and their first Champions League final since they last won this tournament in 2015.
"We had a lot of hope for this tie, it was a long time since we have been in the semi-finals and we had a very painful defeat previous year", he said.