Lionel Messi leads Barcelona to victory over Juventus; Chelsea thrash debutants Qarabag in Champions League [Photos]

Lionel Messi's brace helped Barcelona beat Juventus, while Chelsea thrashed Azerbaijani debutants Qarabag 6-0 in the opening group round fixtures of the Champions League.

FP Sports September 14, 2017 18:05:02 IST
Lionel Messi scored for the first time against Juventus's legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon as Barcelona won 3-0 against Juventus. AP
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Lionel Messi scored for the first time against Juventus's legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon as Barcelona won 3-0 against Juventus. AP
Ivan Rakitic (centre) scored Barcelona's second goal against the Turin side. AP
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Ivan Rakitic (centre) scored Barcelona's second goal against the Turin side. AP
Davide Zappacosta (21) scored in his first start for Chelsea from a cross against Qarabag. The Italian also assisted Mitchy Batshuayi's second goal. AP
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Davide Zappacosta (21) scored in his first start for Chelsea from a cross against Qarabag. The Italian also assisted Mitchy Batshuayi's second goal. AP
Michy Batshuayi scored twice, while Tiemoue Bakayoko scored his first goal for Chelsea. AP
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Michy Batshuayi scored twice, while Tiemoue Bakayoko scored his first goal for Chelsea. AP
Marcus Rashford scored on his Champions League debut after goals from Marouane Fellaini and Romelu Lukaku had given Manchester United the lead against FC Basel. AP
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Marcus Rashford scored on his Champions League debut after goals from Marouane Fellaini and Romelu Lukaku had given Manchester United the lead against FC Basel. AP
However, United lost Paul Pogba in the opening 15 minutes after the Frenchman pulled his hamstring. AP
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However, United lost Paul Pogba in the opening 15 minutes after the Frenchman pulled his hamstring. AP
Robert Lewandowski, Thiago Alcantara and Joshua Kimmich were on target for Bayern Munich against Belgian side Anderlecht. Reuters
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Robert Lewandowski, Thiago Alcantara and Joshua Kimmich were on target for Bayern Munich against Belgian side Anderlecht. Reuters
Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani (twice) and Neymar scored, while Celtic's Mikael Lustig scored an own-goal as Paris Saint-Germain beat Celtic 5-0. Reuters
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Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani (twice) and Neymar scored, while Celtic's Mikael Lustig scored an own-goal as Paris Saint-Germain beat Celtic 5-0. Reuters