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Team comes first for modest Messi

Published: Tuesday 6 April 2010, 22.56CET
Lionel Messi played down his personal achievement after scoring four goals against Arsenal FC to take FC Barcelona into the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, saying: "What I did isn't so important but the performance of the team as a whole is what counted. It wasn't a good start for us but thankfully everything worked out well in the end and I'm just really happy that we won the game. The semi-finals will be a difficult tie and we must continue working hard if we want to reach the final."
 

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Published: Tuesday 6 April 2010, 22.56CET

Team comes first for modest Messi

Lionel Messi played down his personal achievement after scoring four goals against Arsenal FC to take FC Barcelona into the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, saying: "What I did isn't so important but the performance of the team as a whole is what counted. It wasn't a good start for us but thankfully everything worked out well in the end and I'm just really happy that we won the game. The semi-finals will be a difficult tie and we must continue working hard if we want to reach the final."
Last updated: 06/04/10 23.22CET

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