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Barcelona manager, Quique Setien has hailed captain, Lionel Messi for making a difference in his side’s La Liga 1-0 victory over Granada on Sunday.
According to Setien, the Argentina captain did what he has done his entire life against Granada by coming up with something ‘special’ against the visitors.
Messi scored the only goal of the encounter in the 76th minute at Camp Nou to give Setien his first victory in charge of the Catalan club after he took over from Ernesto Valverde last week.
“Messi did what he has done his entire life,” Setien said at his post-match conference as quoted by Reuters.
“He has done this so many times in games like this, games when you cannot find a way through, things aren’t going for you and you are lacking inspiration, but he always conjures up something special.
“We made a few moves like this in the first half but it didn’t come off but when the ball falls to Messi you know there’s a very high chance it will go in.”
He added: “I’m very happy because we only conceded two shots in the game, we did many things well and I hope that little by little we’ll get more fluid and get sharper in front of goal.”
Barcelona are now on top of the La Liga table with 43 points from 20 matches, ahead of second-placed Real Madrid on goal difference.