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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Barcelona and Bordeaux in Quarterfinals: Brilliant Messi leads win over Stuttgart

In a really brilliant night, Barcelona crushed Stuttgart 4-0 on Wednesday and advanced to the quarterfinals stage of the Champions League

Lionel Messi scored two amazing goals and proved to be the best footballer nowadays. Pedro Rodriguez and Bojan Krkic also netted as the Blaugranas went through 5-1 on aggregate. The German team could do nothing to avoid the defeat.

President Laporta stated his satisfaction with the performance of his squad: "I am really satisfied. It was important to get to the quarter-finals. The team deserves it. They demonstrated a high level, we are on the right track. I like that we are going after our dreams, and that's important".

In the other match of the day, Bordeaux defeated Olympiakos 2-1 and got a 3-1 aggregate victory. The French club reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 1988.

Talented Yoann Gourcuff and Marouane Chamakh scored to overcome Kostas Mitroglou's goal for the visitors.

"Right after our goal, we had a few chances.If our footballers had believed it in more, then the outcome could have been different" Olympiakos boss coach Bozidar Bandovic regreted the result.