• Lionel Messi, left, and Gerard Pique celebrate Barcelona's epic UCL win over PSG (Getty Images)
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique hailed Lionel Messi and said his team-mate's achievements will be hard to repeat.
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Omnisport
20 Mar 2017 - 9:38 PM  UPDATED 20 Mar 2017 - 9:38 PM

Messi scored a brace as Barca kept the pressure on LaLiga leaders Real Madrid with a 4-2 win over Valencia on Monday (AEDT).

Messi double helps Barcelona see off 10-man Valencia
Barcelona kept the pressure on Real Madrid at the top of LaLiga by beating 10-man Valencia 4-2 at Camp Nou ahead of the international break.

The Argentina star is top of the league's goalscoring charts with 25, putting together yet another phenomenal season.

Pique said he had become used to such displays from Messi, but he still lauded the 29-year-old.

"We are looking at the best player in history," Pique said, via the club's website.

"We have become used to this and we think it's normal, but we know that when he stops playing these things will be difficult to repeat."

Luis Suarez and Andre Gomes were also on the scoresheet for Barca, who played the second half against 10 men after Eliaquim Mangala saw red.

Pique remains upbeat about his side's chances of winning the league, although rivals Madrid have a two-point cushion and game in hand.

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"I see La Liga as very possible," he said.

"There are many games to go and the difference between the leaders is very small."