Champions League opener goes to Barça

September 13, 2017

A goal in each half by Leo Messi plus one more by Rakitic ten minutes after the break saw Barcelona to a comfortable win against Juventus at Camp Nou in the group stage of Champions League.

Messi’s first goal was just before half time off a rebond from the post kicked by Luis Suarez. After the break Ivan Rakitic put the ball inti the back of the net after a shot by Messi was cleared. The Argentine scored his second of the night 70 minutes into the match from 20 metres out.

Read match reports by the BBC and FC Barcelona.

1-0 Messi (min 45)
2-0 Rakitic (min 56)
3-0 Messi (min 69)

Barça’s next Champions League fixture is an away match against Sporting Lisbon on 27th September.

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