PSV coach Van Bommel: Messi has been best for years

The Champions League group stage kicks off on Sept 18 night in Europe but fans in Singapore are still in the dark about whether they can watch them live on television

Teammate Ivan Rakitic joked that it's reached the point where he is already thinking about the goal celebration when Messi lines up a dead ball.

Messi's first hat-trick in the Champions League was arguably his most memorable as he stole the show with a four-goal haul against Arsenal in the 2009-10 quarter-final second leg at the Camp Nou.

So, with all that considered, what did we learn?

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring the opening goal against PSV Eindhoven. It didn't lead to a particularly strong performance, though, and the visitors came close through Gaston Pereiro and Steven Bergwijn before they eventually fell behind. "I have to do my best to try and help us win", the Mexican winger insisted.

Lozano was Juan Carlos Osorio's secret weapon in Russian Federation for Mexico, and it appears Mark van Bommel is following suit in his use of the 23-year-old; the incisive winger got Umtiti sent off and he will cause Inter Milan and Spurs big problems.

73,462 spectators packed into the Nou Camp yesterday to witness yet another Lionel Messi masterclass as the little Argentine fired home a hat-trick as Barcelona eased past PSV with a 4-0 win.

This evening, he also mastered the free-kick craft.

Messi once again failed in his bid to lift the World Cup trophy this summer in Russian Federation, where he did not play at his best and Argentina lost to France in the round of 16.

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Barcelona's talisman is one of the best free-kick takers in the world, and he's delivered once again with an absolutely stunning strike against PSV.

The first goal was scored in the 32 minute and through a free kick.

Following Lionel Messi's record-breaking eighth Champions League hat-trick, Sports Mole looks back at the Barcelona superstars previous trebles in the competition.

PSG, whose main goal this season is to win the Champions League after repeated failures, next plays Red Star Belgrade, which drew 0-0 with Napoli.

Even if Messi remains as good as ever, his team will need others to step up. We have the youngest players and we are still on the right road.

"It is always special and even more so if Lionel Messi puts it like that as this could be a year of a lot of trophies, " the Croatia global explained according to Dailymail. The man has also managed to find the net past a staggering 179 goalkeepers.

The Group B result extended Barcelona's unbeaten run at home to 27 matches in the Champions League. In fact, the last defeat the club suffered on home turf came in 2013 after being humbled 3-0 by Bayern Munich.

They have failed to get beyond the quarterfinals for the last three seasons while arch rivals Real Madrid have won club soccer's most coveted prize three years in a row.

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