Carlos Bianchi slams Barcelona: They're at mercy of Messi

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Argentine coaching great Carlos Bianchi has slammed the state of Barcelona.

A former PSG player, Bianchi was commenting on their 4-1 Champions League win at Barca last week.

Bianchi told Le Parisien: "I was not surprised by the result. Barcelona is any other team. You can see it in LaLiga. They are third, five behind Atlético, which has also lost in the Champions League against Chelsea.

"They don't have a great championship this season. PSG did a great game, yes, but Barcelona is at the mercy of what Messi does. The defence! Mbappé against Dest, who is hardly an international. So, is Lenglet a great centre-back? ... Piqué hadn't played for three months. In the second leg, if the same game comes out, PSG can score five or six."

Bianchi also revealed: "I was top scorer three times and I always had a contract. The first time I got it, in Reims, Real Madrid came looking for me (73-74). Real Madrid! I stayed in Reims."