Messi slotted a penalty at the end of the first half, before scoring his second after the interval, following a pass from Javier Mascherano.
The goals took the Argentinian past the 40 mark for the eighth consecutive season.
“He’s broken all of the records and he will keep on breaking them. What a wonder to be able to enjoy him.
“His numbers are out of everyone’s reach. Messi’s numbers are impossible for anyone who is not him. We will miss them in the future.”
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