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Koeman on Messi ahead of PSG match

The Barcelona coach discussed his star man after Saturday’s win over Alavés and ahead of the Champions League fixtures.

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Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was full of praise for Leo Messi after he scored twice in Saturday’s 5-1 win over Alavés, notching in the 45th and 74th minutes.

Koeman delighted by Messi

Koeman was quick to point out in his post-match interview that Messi has been a “decisive” player and has been so for Barça for “years”.

“He’s focused, he’s excited, he’s happy and he’s been very effective in front of goal. And he’s someone, when we find passes in between the lines to find him, he gives depth for the rest of the players. He has a great vision of the game,” said Koeman.

Messi has scored 12 goals in total in LaLiga against Alavés, the most any player has scored against the club.

Barcelona face PSG in the Champions League

Barcelona now play PSG in the Champions League on Tuesday 16 February at 21:00 in the Camp Nou. The return leg is on 10 March in Paris, also at 21:00.