Lionel Messi hits hat-trick in Barcelona's Champions League win

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Taking into consideration Messi's reputation of converting free-kicks into goals, PSV had a player lying down behind the wall in case Messi went under the wall on his free kick.

Last season Liverpool made it all the way to the Champions League final before being beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in a disappointing end to the team's run.

The first goal was impressive enough.

With this, he overtook Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of most number of hat-tricks. The first for dissent after a foul on the halfway line and the second for a cynical block on the flying Lozano with Barcelona three goals up.

73,462 spectators packed into the Nou Camp yesterday to witness yet another Lionel Messi masterclass as the little Argentine fired home a hat-trick as Barcelona eased past PSV with a 4-0 win.

Messi started the Champions League in brilliant fashion Tuesday night, setting a record with his eighth hat trick in the competition to lead Barcelona to a 4-0 rout of PSV Eindhoven.

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Messi's second goal came after he received a flawless pass by Ivan Rakitic inside the area and calmly sent a low shot into the far corner.

Before Lionel Messi caressed home a sumptuous free-kick on the half an hour mark, PSV were causing the Blaugrana a number of problems due to the intensity of their counter-attacking football, with the Dutch outfit registering four shots despite only having 20 per cent possession.

"He makes the extraordinary look routine". He continues to play all over the formation, but has seen much of his success as an inverted right winger, where he can cut onto his left foot and freely make magic happen.

The Catalans began their quest for a first Champions League title since 2015 with a wonderful performance and did not let the visitors even have a sniff of their goal.

Those two had not played well though, and Mbappe was caught in possession just before Firmino, on as a substitute, struck the victor in the second minute of stoppage time.

Barcelona will seek to keep its lead of the Spanish league and get a fifth win in as many rounds when it hosts Girona on Sunday. This rules him out of Barcelona's next Champions League game away to Tottenham Hotspur on October 3.

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