Leonardo: 'Paris Saint-Germain would have won with Lionel Messi'

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is congratulated by team mates after scoring his team's second against Celta Vigo on March 30, 2013
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Leonardo insists that Paris Saint-Germain would have easily beaten Barcelona were Lional Messi in his team instead of the Spaniards'.

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has insisted that if Lionel Messi played for his side then they would have beaten Barcelona 6-0.

As it happened, Messi came off the bench to play a big part in Pedro's equaliser in the 1-1 draw that saw Barcelona through to the semi-finals on away goals.

"We scored and had a chance to make it two," Leonardo told AS.

"We had the Camp Nou trembling, and that is massive. I think Barcelona were frightened during the game.

"I'm sure that if Messi had been on our side we would have won 6-0."

Barcelona will play Bayern Munich in the semi-finals.

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2Real Madrid326776
3Atletico Madrid333872
4Valencia323165
5Sevilla322163
6Villarreal331453
7Malaga32-346
8Athletic Bilbao33-446
9Celta Vigo32342
10Espanyol33-342
11Rayo Vallecano32-2141
12Real Sociedad33-739
13Getafe33-1836
14Elche33-3034
15Levante33-2932
16Eibar32-1631
17Deportivo La Coruna32-2328
18Almeria32-2528
19Granada32-3625
20Cordoba33-3120