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Quique Setién enjoyed Barcelona's anxiety-free win over Eibar

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Seamus Leonard

Quique Setién welcomed Barcelona’s comfortable 5-0 win over Eibar as attentions now turn to the midweek Champions League clash with Napoli.

The Barça boss insisted that his side have been playing well in recent weeks, but just lacked the killer instinct that they showed at the Nou Camp on Saturday.

“We were waiting for a match like this, in which things went well for us and we were doing things right,” Marca quoted the 61-year-old as saying in his post-match press conference.

“In other games we couldn’t finish like today despite doing things right.

“Today it went well, with three goals before the break.

“That gave us peace of mind and allowed us to think about what awaits ahead for us.”

Lionel Messi netted the Blaugrauna’s first four goals before Arthur Melo added the fifth a minute from time.

Setién lauded the mercurial Argentinian’s incredible consistency.

“Messi has been doing this for 14 or 15 years and will continue to do so,” Setién said.

“He is a guarantee for any team. The reality is that he is always there. If he is not there with his goals, he is with his assists.

Barcelona 5
Eibar 0
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“That is why it is the best in the world, because he resolves what others can’t.”

The victory, coupled with Real Madrid’s surprise 1-0 loss at Levante, means Barça have moved two points clear at the top of La Liga.