Barcelona coach, Tito Vilanova, appeared satisfied with his teams win over Spartak Moscow by three goals to nil. "After losing against Celtic, if we hadn't won today, we would have made things difficult for ourselves, and needed something from the final game. It was better to get everything sorted out today".
He continued: "The players showed once again how good they are. They adapted to the cold and the artificial pitch. That was a good effort from them and I have to congratulate them".
Turning to the night's striking star, Leo Messi, who grabbed a brace, Tito said, "he never stops surprising with his ambition, his desire to score and his passion to play. At a tactical level he is an outstanding player both defensively and offensively".