Barceloan 4-0 Stuttgart

Puyol warns Barca's best is to come

March 17, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Carles Puyol has warned Barcelona's best is yet to come after the Spanish club booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 4-0 win (5-1 aggregate) against Stuttgart at the Camp Nou.

Carles Puyol vies with Stuttgart's striker Cacau
GettyImagesCarles Puyol vies with Stuttgart's striker Cacau

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Argentina striker Lionel Messi, fresh from a hat-trick in La Liga, scored a brace as the defending European champions eased to victory on Wednesday night, with Pedro and Bojan Krkic adding to the goal tally.

"We've got some of our old sensations back and we feel the best is yet to come," the Barcelona captain told UEFA.

"I'm really happy because tonight we played well; we've got a great squad here. We're fighting for very important titles on two fronts now."

The draw for the Champions League quarter-finals takes place on Friday, with Manchester United, Arsenal, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, Lyon, Bordeaux and CSKA Moscow joining Barcelona in the pot.