Brazilian midfielder, Lucas Moura has noted that French champions, Paris Saint-Germain can triumph over Barcelona in their Champions League game on Tuesday.
He, however, added that there is no way they can stop Lionel Messi without breaking the rules of the game. The Ligue 1 champions will host the Catalan side for the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie on Tuesday, off the back of a 3-0 win over Bordeaux on Friday.
PSG have won their last four games but Barca are unbeaten in 11 and have won eight of those.
But Lucas told AP, “No team is unbeatable, but of course for me they are the favorites. “They are the best team in the world, you have to respect them. “For me it’s impossible to stop [Messi]. You have to tie him up. “The tactic is to prevent the ball getting to him. You must be very, very organised.”
The 23-year-old also noted that the attacking danger posed by his compatriot Neymar, who has 10 goals and 15 assists in 28 appearances in all competitions this season.
“It’s great for our country to see him doing well there, and me doing well here,” he said.
“He’s a great example. I’m happy for him, for everything he’s doing there and in the national team as well. “I don’t think he can be like Messi, because every player has their own style and their own history. But I think that, after Messi, he can become a great, great player as well and write a great history for Barcelona.”
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