Champions League - Group D
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Lionel Messi scores 100th European goal in Barcelona win

Lionel Messi
Messi has won four Champions League titles during his time at Barcelona

Lionel Messi scored his 100th European goal as Barcelona made light of Gerard Pique's red card to brush aside Olympiakos in the Champions League.

The Argentine, 30, whipped a free-kick through goalkeeper Silvio Proto's gloves to score the hosts' second after Dimitris Nikolaou's own-goal opener.

Messi then set up Lucas Digne for a third before Nikolaou's fine header grabbed a late consolation.

Pique had been shown a second yellow for a handball just before the break.

The central defender instinctively bundled the ball into the Olympiakos goal with his forearm when Gerard Deulofeu's shot was parried into his path five yards out.

A rapid rate of scoring
Cristiano Ronaldo0.74 goals per game in Europe
Lionel Messi0.82 goals per game in Europe

He protested his innocence to Scottish referee Willie Collum but rightly received his first Champions League red card.

Messi becomes only the second player after Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo to reach three figures in European competition.

Ronaldo has 112 goals in 151 games in continental competition. Messi's century has arrived in 122 games.

Elsewhere, Paris St-Germain's expensively assembled forward line all got on the scoresheet as Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and world-record buy Neymar scored against Anderlecht before Angel di Maria completed a 4-0 win away in Belgium.

Azerbaijani champions Qarabag secured their first ever Champions League point as they held Atletico Madrid - runners-up in two of the past four seasons - to a 0-0 draw in Baku.

Qarabag held their illustrious visitors at bay despite playing the final 10 minutes with only 10 men after striker Dino Ndlovu was shown a second yellow card after an apparent dive.

The result leaves Atletico third in Group C with two points, three points behind Roma and five behind leaders Chelsea, at the halfway stage of qualification for the knock-out phases.

"I believe in these players and we're capable of changing the group situation around," coach Diego Simeone said.

"I'm feeling good and the side too."

After suffering a 2-1 defeat at home to Lazio in the league at the weekend, Juventus fell behind again against visitors Sporting as Alex Sandro inadvertently turned the ball into his own net on 12 minutes.

Mario Mandzukic
Mario Mandzukic scored Juventus' goal in June's 4-1 final defeat by Real Madrid

But last year's runners-up battled back with a pinpoint Miralem Pjanic free-kick levelling before Mario Mandzukic headed in a winner six minutes from time from Douglas Costa's cross as they sealed a 2-1 victory.

The result means Juve are three points behind Group D leaders Barcelona, who have nine points from three games.

FC Basel came away from CSKA Moscow with a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Taulant Xhaka and substitute Dimitri Oberlin.

The Swiss side are a point behind leaders Manchester United in Group A.

Line-ups

Barcelona

  • 1ter Stegen
  • 20Roberto
  • 3PiquéBooked at 42mins
  • 23Umtiti
  • 19Digne
  • 15Paulinho
  • 5BusquetsSubstituted forAndré Gomesat 80'minutes
  • 8IniestaSubstituted forRakiticat 67'minutes
  • 16DeulofeuSubstituted forMascheranoat 45'minutes
  • 10Messi
  • 9Suárez

Substitutes

  • 2Cabral Semedo
  • 4Rakitic
  • 6D Suárez
  • 13Cillessen
  • 14Mascherano
  • 17Alcácer
  • 21André Gomes

Olympiakos

  • 24Proto
  • 14ElabdellaouiBooked at 90mins
  • 3Botia
  • 43NikolaouBooked at 60mins
  • 23Koutris
  • 32Androutsos
  • 4RomaoBooked at 31mins
  • 44Zdjelar
  • 13GilletSubstituted forDjurdjevicat 55'minutes
  • 33Carcela-GonzálezSubstituted forPardoat 65'minutes
  • 8Odjidja-OfoeSubstituted forFortounisat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Tachtsidis
  • 7Fortounis
  • 9Djurdjevic
  • 26Vukovic
  • 27Kapino
  • 40Engels
  • 90Pardo
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
55,026

Match Stats

Home TeamBarcelonaAway TeamOlympiakos
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home25
Away3
Shots on Target
Home11
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Barcelona 3, Olympiakos 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barcelona 3, Olympiakos 1.

Booking

Omar Elabdellaoui (Olympiakos) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Barcelona 3, Olympiakos 1. Dimitris Nikolaou (Olympiakos) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Konstantinos Fortounis with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Olympiakos. Conceded by Lucas Digne.

Attempt saved. Paulinho (Barcelona) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Rakitic with a cross.

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Alberto Botía.

Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Uros Djurdjevic (Olympiakos) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Luis Suárez.

Offside, Olympiakos. Konstantinos Fortounis tries a through ball, but Omar Elabdellaoui is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. André Gomes replaces Sergio Busquets.

Sergio Busquets (Barcelona) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alberto Botía (Olympiakos).

Corner, Olympiakos. Conceded by Lucas Digne.

Lucas Digne (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Felipe Pardo (Olympiakos).

Substitution

Substitution, Olympiakos. Konstantinos Fortounis replaces Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe.

Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Paulinho (Barcelona) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Substitution

Substitution, Barcelona. Ivan Rakitic replaces Andrés Iniesta.

Substitution

Substitution, Olympiakos. Felipe Pardo replaces Mehdi Carcela-González.

Goal!

Goal! Barcelona 3, Olympiakos 0. Lucas Digne (Barcelona) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi.

Goal!

Goal! Barcelona 2, Olympiakos 0. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Booking

Dimitris Nikolaou (Olympiakos) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lionel Messi (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dimitris Nikolaou (Olympiakos).

Corner, Barcelona. Conceded by Leonardo Koutris.

Attempt blocked. Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mehdi Carcela-González (Olympiakos).

Substitution

Substitution, Olympiakos. Uros Djurdjevic replaces Guillaume Gillet.

Foul by Sergi Roberto (Barcelona).

Mehdi Carcela-González (Olympiakos) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Omar Elabdellaoui (Olympiakos).

Foul by Luis Suárez (Barcelona).

Silvio Proto (Olympiakos) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Luis Suárez (Barcelona) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Digne.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man Utd33008179
2FC Basel32017346
3CSKA Moscow310237-43
4Benfica300318-70

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG3300120129
2Bayern Munich32016336
3Celtic310238-53
4Anderlecht3003010-100

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea321011477
2Roma31205415
3Atl Madrid302112-12
4FK Qarabag301218-71

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona33007169
2Juventus32014406
3Sporting310245-13
4Olympiakos300338-50

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Liverpool312010375
2Spartak Moscow31207345
3Sevilla311167-14
4NK Maribor3012111-101

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City33008179
2Shakhtar Donetsk32014406
3Napoli31025503
4Feyenoord300329-70

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Besiktas33007259
2RB Leipzig311145-14
3FC Porto31026603
4Monaco301226-41

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tottenham32107257
2Real Madrid32107257
3B Dortmund301237-41
4Apoel Nicosia301217-61
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