Following his Man of the Match performance in FC Barcelona's 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, Lionel Messi received high praise from one of his opponents.
Click through the gallery above to see some images of Messi in action against the German club on Wednesday!
The Argentine stole the show in his 700th appearance for the Catalans this week, scoring once and assisting a further two strikes in what was a terrific individual display.
Mats Hummels, who gave the ball away before Messi found the back of the net for Barca's second goal, claimed the 32-year-old is undoubtedly the greatest player he has seen in full swing.
"In top form, Messi is the best footballer I have ever seen – period," he said, according to The National.
"We were not good enough to beat Barcelona today. We only created three or four real chances.
"It was not a bad game, but not a very good one. Barcelona were excellent, though. Messi is always dangerous, of course.
"We had a really bad spell after that first goal, with my bad pass that led to their second goal."
Messi has now scored 10 goals and assisted a further eight strikes in 13 matches for the Blaugrana so far this season.
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