Messi rips Juve to shreds
Lionel Messi netted twice in Barcelona’s convincing 3-0 victory over Juventus that kicked off their Champions League campaign in style, while Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Chelsea also won big on Tuesday.
The result gave Barcelona revenge for their defeat to Juventus in last season’s quarterfinals and leaves them on top of Group D alongside Sporting Lisbon, who won 3-2 away to Olympiakos in Greece.
Mourinho’s old club Chelsea were the biggest winners on the night, thrashing group stage newcomers Qarabag 6-0 at Stamford Bridge in Group C. Results: Group A: Manchester United: 3 bt Basel: 0; Benfica: 1 lt to CSKA Moscow: 2.
Group B: Celtic: 0 lt to Paris Saint-Germain: 5; Bayern Munich: 3 bt Anderlecht: 0.
Group D: Barcelona: 3 bt Juventus: 0; Olympiakos: 2 lt to Sporting Lisbon: 3.