Lionel Messi became the first footballer to win eight UEFA Champions League hat-tricks by scoring three goals in FC Barcelona’s 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven in Group B.
The final result does not reflect the difficulties that PSV created for the Spanish champions, especially in the second half, after Messi opened the scoring with a free-kick through a free-kick in the 32nd minute.
In the second half, the Dutchman created difficulties for FC Barcelona, which allowed several counter-attacks, but thanks to a move inspired by Dembelé.
A quarter of an hour from the end, the Frenchman received the ball back to the goal, rolled, left two opponents back and shot at the entrance of the area outside the goalkeeper’s reach.
Who did not want to be behind was Messi, who in two good collective bids, scored two more goals and closed the result at 77 and 87 minutes.
FC Barcelona saw central defender Umtiti sent off in the 79th minute, after scoring an opponent that ran to their goal, which led to the second yellow card.