UEFA CL: Messi On Target Twice As Barca Blank Juventus

Domingo, 17 Set, 2017

Messi two excellent goals - one in each half - either side of an effort from Ivan Rakitic as Barcelona ran out emphatic 3-0 winners.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu hailed Lionel Messi as the best player of all-time as the Argentine lifted the mood at the crisis-ridden Catalan giants with a double in a 3-0 thrashing of Juventus to start their Champions League campaign.

But Juventus have also seen the team that reached last season's Champions League final weakened by PSG snapping up Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci's move to AC Milan.

"I'm lucky to play with Messi for the national team, I've learned many things". But the truth is that it's hard for me to play with him because we play in the same position, I always try to leave his spaces but he is not easy for me. We are getting a good price for the under 2.5 goals bet and as a result, I am also going to suggest that as an option for this game.

Messi grabbed the opener in the 45th minute after wriggling clear and playing a neat one-two with Suarez on the edge of the Juve box before sweeping home the 95th Champions League goal of his career. Watch this space for live updates and scores of the first Champions League match of the season.

"In football every season is different from the last", said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.

"He shot three times and scored two goals and hit the post". The 23-year old has been in scintillating form, single-handedly changing the outcome of games with moments of individual brilliance. Suarez thought he had made it four in the 79th minute before being pulled up for offside, before a belated recovery by the visitors who had good chances to reduce the deficit in quick succession.

Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that no bid was received from Barcelona for attacking talent Paulo Dybala during the summer window.

The Pipit has not scored in his 11 appearances at coliseum barca, eight of m with real madrid shirt. "It's to Ernesto Valverde's credit".