Barcelona on Tuesday kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 3-0 win against last season’s finalists, Juventus, at Nou camp.
Messi bamboozled Gigi Buffon to score against the Juventus goalkeeper for Barcelona’s opener on the stroke of half-time at the Nou Camp.
It was his first ever goal against the veteran Italian goalie.
The Argentine weaved his way past several Juventus players, played a quick one-two with Luis Suarez before he shot a low strike that trickled into the bottom right-hand corner of Buffon’s goal.
Ivan Rakitic doubled Barcelona’s lead in the 56th minute when Juventus failed to deal with a Messi ball into the box.
Messi scored his second of the night when he broke towards the penalty area, skipped past two defenders and struck a shot from the edge of the box which flew into the same corner as his first effort.