Spanish side Barcelona began their 2018 UEFA Champions League campaign in style as they thrashed Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven 4-0 at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick, his eighth of Champions League career. This was the biggest highlight of the matchday 1 of Champions League 2018-19 where a number of big games like Liverpool vs PSG and Inter Milan vs Tottenham were played. Liverpool vs PSG UEFA Champions League 2018 Matchday 1 Highlights: Roberto Firmino Scores Late in Injury Time to Help Liverpool Win 3-2.
The captain scored from a sensational first-half free-kick to open the scoring for his side against a well organised PSV, managed by former Barcelona player Mark van Bommel. Ousmane Dembele scored a superb drive past Jeroen Zoet from just outside the box to double the lead for the hosts. Later, Ivan Rakitic fed Messi who scored his second and Barcelona’s third of the night. Lionel Messi Scores a Hat-Trick in Barcelona vs PSV Eindhoven, UEFA Champions League 2018 Matchday 1 (Watch Football Game Video).
Defender Samuel Umtiti was given his marching orders just later after a foul on PSV winger Hirving Lozano. He will, therefore, miss the clash with Tottenham at Wembley on October 3. La Liga 2018-19: Lionel Messi Named As Captain of FC Barcelona For The New Season.
The Argentina superstar then completed his hat trick 13 minutes from time latching on to a Luis Suarez through ball to complete his treble, his eighth of the competition which is a record. His goals were a thing of beauty, and the Barcelona supporters were delighted with the overall display of their side.