“Messi is from another planet”

Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur has described Lionel Messi as being ‘from another planet’ after his starring role in Tuesday’s Champions League clash.

The Argentine star netted twice for the Blaugrana in a comfortable 3-0 victory over the Italian champions, who handed a first start to Uruguayan midfielder Bentancur.

“It’s disappointing to have this defeat, as we gave our all, but it wasn’t enough,” the 20-year-old, a summer signing from Boca Juniors, told JTV.

“I am happy with my own performance and what I did. Naturally, the Champions League is very different to the Copa Libertadores, as there’s a faster pace and more technique.

“Messi is just incredible, a player from another planet.”