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Barcelona Star Lionel Messi Hails 'Beautiful' Performance Against Panathinaikos

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has admitted the Blaugrana were almost perfect in the scintillating win over Panathinaikos in their Champions League opener on Tuesday evening.

The Spanish champions won 5-1 with the Argentina international scoring twice but Messi also missed a penalty. Speaking to, the 23-year-old said that he was frustrated at not scoring from the spot but expressed his delight at having helped his side to a win.

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