I am really very happy for me, for my family. This is the most important victory of my life, Messi said after lifting the title in the Champions League at the Olympic stadium in Rome.
The goal of the Flea, a header at 70, even caught the attention of King Juan Carlos of Spain, in the Final.
Been made Messi's goal, "said the monarch. Rose, although it is small, and became head of that wonderful goal.
A rare goal, and that Messi has no reputation scorer.
The Argentine star has also received praise for its technical Pep Guardiola, who said that already imagine typing the name in the Golden Ball
Messi was the most gunboat continental tournament with nine goals and ended with a total of 38 victories that season, including 23 in the league and six in the Spanish Copa del Rey, also won titles for the set-azulgrana
We do not need to win to know it's the best. Never hiding, and the more complicated the situation appears, Guardiola said on Messi.
The final was put aside as a duel between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the Manchester end of the Portuguese who won the Golden Ball in last season.
While sorry for the defeat, said that Christian never took it as a duel with Messi: No, the clash was between Manchester and Barcelona, it was a duel between anyone in particular.
We started well, but after the first goal the game was complicated and Barcelona dominated the gathering and played better than us. I am very disappointed, he added.
Samuel Etoo, the Cameroonian attacker who opened the account for 10 minutes, said he did not know if his goal had changed the game, but if I can say it was very important.
He has been a fantastic season, which concluded with the triplet expressed Etoo.
The Uruguayan defender Martin Caceres, who was on the Barcelona bench, noted that he had made the third goal of the season after the league and the Copa del Rey.
The second time was very difficult because the Manchester was launched with all the artillery, but the second goal came, and that gave us peace of mind, "he said.
The goalkeeper of Manchester, Dutchman Edwin van der Sar said that we had started the match very well, but after the first goal did not play to our level.
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