Yet another magnificent display from Lionel Messi propelled Barcelona to a crushing 3-0 win over Juventus at Camp Nou on Tuesday night.
Barcelona avenged their Champions League knockout last season in style, as they subjected Juventus to a humiliating 3-0 defeat at Camp Nou. After an intense first-half, Messi broke the deadlock in the final moments before half time with a sublime finish after a good move involving both Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez.
Suarez tested Gianluigi Buffon several times – especially with Barcelona’s only other clear chance. Matteo Di Sciglio forced Marc-Andre ter Stegen to tip a strike wide too, although Juve were happy to sit back. Messi’s determined run into the area led to the second goal with Ivan Rakitic firing the ball into the net.
Messi finished brilliantly again for the third, leaving Buffon with no chance. The Catalans were the favourites to win the game but nobody expected Juventus to do so poorly, especially after their…