"At the age of just 23, he is the third highest scorer in the history of Barca. It's outrageous. But that's the beauty of our soccer and our game."
-- Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola on Lionel Messi, who scored both goals in Barca's 2-0 win over Real Madrid in their first-leg Champions League semifinal clash. Messi now has 52 goals in all competitions this season (including 11 goals in 11 Champions League games), and 179 career goals for Barcelona, putting him third behind Ladislao Kubala (194) and Cesar Rodriguez (235). (Reuters)