Mar 23, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Estadio Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid
3-4
Barcelona
Benzema (20', 24'), Ronaldo (55' pen.)
di Maria (35'), Pepe (43'), Alonso (85'), Ronaldo (85'), Modric (88')
Ramos (63')
FT(HT: 2-2)
Iniesta (7'), Messi (42', 65', 84')
Fabregas (43'), Busquets (66')

Lionel Messi hails "important win"

Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match FC Barcelona vs Manchester City at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 12, 2014
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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi praises his teammates following Sunday's 4-3 win over Real Madrid.

Lionel Messi has praised his Barcelona teammates following Sunday's 4-3 win over Real Madrid.

The Argentine scored a hat-trick in the Bernabeu as he became the all-time leading scorer in Clasicos, but the 26-year-old has lavished praise on the entire team.

"On a personal level things are going very well for me but I have to point out that the whole team had an extraordinary game," Messi told reporters.

"This team always rises to the big occasions. We like playing in these types of games.

"We have to keep going. The league is very tough and we haven't got many games left. We can't afford to fail.

"It's an important win. We're back in the race again and we have to keep going. We can't make any more mistakes."

Messi has now scored back-to-back hat-tricks in La Liga after also netting a treble against Osasuna last weekend.

Barcelona'sLionel Messi celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Real Madrid in the La Liga match on March 23, 2014
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