Champions League - Group D
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Barcelona 3-0 Juventus

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi followed up his hat-trick in the 5-0 win over Espanyol at the weekend with another impressive display

Two fine goals from Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to a comfortable 3-0 win over last season's Champions League finalists Juventus at the Nou Camp.

Messi struck right on half-time, drilling his shot in off the post after a brilliant one-two with Luis Suarez.

Ivan Rakitic scored Barca's second after Messi's shot was cleared off the line.

The Argentine then wrapped up victory with a superb left-footed goal from 20 yards.

Running in from the right wing, he beat several Juve defenders before placing the ball past goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Elsewhere in the Champions League

In Tuesday's other Champions League results, CSKA Moscow came from behind to beat Benfica 2-1, Sporting Lisbon saw off a late comeback from home side Olympiakos to win 3-2 and Roma and Atletico Madrid played out a goalless draw at the Stadio Olimpico.

Champions League stats

  • Gianluigi Buffon has equalled the Champions League record for most appearances by an Italian player with 109 (level with Paolo Maldini).
  • Lionel Messi has now scored against 27 different clubs in the Champions League - only three players have ever scored against more (Raul 33, Cristiano Ronaldo 31, Zlatan Ibrahimovic 29, Karim Benzema also 27).
  • Juventus lost a Champions League group stage game by three goals for only the second time - the other was a 4-1 home defeat by Bayern Munich in December 2009.
  • Sporting won their first away game in the Champions League since December 2008 vs Basel, after a run of six defeats and one draw on the road.
  • Atletico Madrid have kept a clean sheet in 14 of their past 18 Champions League group stage games.

Line-ups

Barcelona

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 2Nélson SemedoBooked at 35mins
  • 3Piqué
  • 23Umtiti
  • 18Alba
  • 4RakiticSubstituted forPaulinhoat 77'minutes
  • 5Busquets
  • 8IniestaSubstituted forAndré Gomesat 83'minutes
  • 11DembéléSubstituted forRobertoat 71'minutes
  • 9Suárez
  • 10MessiBooked at 54mins

Substitutes

  • 6D Suárez
  • 13Cillessen
  • 14Mascherano
  • 15Paulinho
  • 16Deulofeu
  • 20Roberto
  • 21André Gomes

Juventus

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Buffon
  • 2De SciglioSubstituted forSturaroat 41'minutes
  • 15BarzagliBooked at 61mins
  • 4Benatia
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 5PjanicBooked at 75mins
  • 14Matuidi
  • 30BentancurBooked at 25minsSubstituted forBernardeschiat 63'minutes
  • 10Dybala
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 9HiguaínSubstituted forCaligaraat 87'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 22Asamoah
  • 23Szczesny
  • 24Rugani
  • 27Sturaro
  • 33Bernardeschi
  • 34Merio
  • 38Caligara
Referee:
Damir Skomina
Attendance:
78,656

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barcelona 3, Juventus 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barcelona 3, Juventus 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jordi Alba (Barcelona).

  4. Post update

    Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Barcelona. Sergi Roberto tries a through ball, but Lionel Messi is caught offside.

  6. Booking

    Fabrizio Caligara (Juventus) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Fabrizio Caligara (Juventus).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Fabrizio Caligara replaces Gonzalo Higuaín.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Alex Sandro.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona. André Gomes replaces Andrés Iniesta.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Barcelona. Marc-André ter Stegen tries a through ball, but Luis Suárez is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paulo Dybala.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Medhi Benatia (Juventus) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Federico Bernardeschi with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Marc-André ter Stegen.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stefano Sturaro.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Barcelona. Paulinho tries a through ball, but Jordi Alba is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Barcelona. Paulinho replaces Ivan Rakitic.

  19. Post update

    Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Stefano Sturaro (Juventus).

As It Stood

A

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2CSKA Moscow11002113
3Benfica100112-10
4FC Basel100103-30

B

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2Bayern Munich11003033
3Anderlecht100103-30
4Celtic100105-50

C

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2Atl Madrid10100001
3Roma10100001
4FK Qarabag100106-60

D

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2Sporting11003213
3Olympiakos100123-10
4Juventus100103-30

E

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3Sevilla00000000
4Spartak Moscow00000000

F

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2Man City00000000
3Napoli00000000
4Shakhtar Donetsk00000000

G

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2FC Porto00000000
3Monaco00000000
4RB Leipzig00000000

H

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2B Dortmund00000000
3Real Madrid00000000
4Tottenham00000000
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