Lionel Messi opens Barcelona's Champions League campaign with a hat trick

Messi has changed since taking over as Barcelona captain - president

The 25-year-old has been recently linked with a move to the Camp Nou after helping France win their second ever World Cup title in Russian Federation in July.

Lionel Messi seems determined to rule the UEFA Champions League again.

Samuel Umtiti will be unavailable for Barcelona in their next Champions League match against Tottenham in London on October 3, after picking up a pair of yellow cards in the match and being sent off.

"In attack I can contribute to more goals, but I will do whatever job the coach asks me to do". But Messi - who else? - would add two more goals before the match was over.

Ter Stegen was one of Barcelona's best players last season and displayed his exploits in between the sticks.

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Dutch champions PSV will start the game as underdogs against a Barca side now being captained by Lionel Messi.

'If tomorrow we get a good result I don't care if they fight for Messi's shirt, ' Van Bommel told a news conference.

"I just want to be myself and win as much as I can here".

"That is part of being a professional, to always be concentrating". The Catalans and their players including Leo Messi and Luis Suarez have highlighted their hunger to win the Champions League after watching arch rivals Real Madrid lift the prestigious accolade on three consecutive occasions.

The Spanish champions began to demonstrate the gulf in class as the second half progressed and they doubled their lead in the 75th minute through a lovely curling strike from in-form French forward Ousmane Dembele, who scored a fifth goal from sixth games in all competitions this season.

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