FC Barcelona began their champions league in style by dispatching Dutch champions, PSV Ehindoven, 4-0 at the Camp Nou today.
Although, the Spanish champion were below below their best against PSV, but a magnificent performance from talisman, Lionel Messi. saw them run out 4-0 winners. The Argentine was simply unplayable for the Dutch side as he went on to score a hatrick.
With the hatrick today, he has now become the only player with most hatricks in the Champions League(8), Cristiano Ronaldo(7).
As a result of this feat, football lovers have taken to social media to react.
What they said:
Messi is a god
— Luis Pacheco (@LuisPacheco10_) September 18, 2018
Sublime from Messi again. How clinical he is as a finisher feels like it gets overlooked, due to the other aspects of his play. It’s incredible how he can be the best dribbler and playmaker ever, while being as prolific as he is as a scorer. That’s what sets him apart as the
— Veron (@MesmericMessi) September 18, 2018
Messi is the GOAT. Effortless freekick, brilliant half volley and a smooth last goal. But no one’s going mad cos that’s his standard. Messi is Messi
— Mansur Ahmed (@MansurAhmed786) September 18, 2018
Crazy how Uefa and Fifa haven’t put Messi in the top 3 this year. He’s the best player to ever kick a football
— holdy (@holdyy) September 18, 2018