Wed Sep 13, 2017 02:15AM
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Barcelona opened up its Champions League campaign against last season's finalists, Juventus, with a 3-nil victory

The Argentine superstar opened the scoring with a pinpoint effort across Gianluigi Buffon on the stroke of half-time.

Barcelona's midfielder from Spain Andres Iniesta (L) vies with Juventus' forward from Argentina Paulo Dybala during the UEFA Champions League Group D football match FC Barcelona vs Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on September 12, 2017. ( Photo by AFP)

Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitich finished from close range after Messi's low cross was diverted away from goal in the 56th minute.

Messi got his double in the 66th minute when he left Buffon with no chance against another left-footed strike, which smacked the lower corner of his net.