Lionel Messi struck a brace either side of an Ivan Rakitic goal to power Barcelona to a dominant 3-0 win over Juventus at Camp Nou on Tuesday.

Barcelona continued their perfect start to the 2017-18 season by kicking off their Champions League campaign with a bang. Ernesto Valverde’s men, up against a formidable Juventus, produced a dominant performance to enjoy a comfortable 3-0 win over the Italian champions.

Lionel Messi was on song on Tuesday, much like the previous game in La Liga, as he opened the scoring, had his shot cleared off the line before Ivan Rakitic converted for Barcelona’s second and then rounded off the win with a sumptuous 20-yard strike.

Unsurprisingly, the Argentinean wizard was the talk of the town following a thoroughly commanding performance against a side that hadn’t given him an inch just a few months ago in last season’s campaign in Europe.

The deadlock breaking goal was the first time Messi found his way past Gianluigi Buffon. The moment had users talking as well.

The absence of Giorgio Chiellini and a certain Leonardo Bonucci was another major talking point after Juventus struggled to deal with the Barcelona attack for large parts of the match.

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