Lionel Messi

Guillermo Amor has praised Lionel Messi as ‘genius’ as he helped Barcelona overcome Atletico Madrid in LaLiga on Sunday.

Messi, Griezmann

Messi’s wonderful 86th-minute goal was enough for Barca to edge to a 1-0 victory at the Wanda Metropolitano.

“Leo has been back to his level again,” Amor told Movistar.

“It is a match won by the teams. Atletico is a great team and could have taken the game too. It has been fairly even.

“There have been several phases during the match – a start very strong by Atletico, then we have reacted and we have finished at a good level. In the second half we have controlled and dominated.

“We have not let them out and in the end a genius of Leo has decided it.”