Messi scores first goal of the 2018-2019 UEFA Champions League season

Barcelona start their Champions League campaign against PSV Eindhoven at the Nou Camp as captain, Lionel Messi scores his 61st Champions League goal – and it’s an absolute stunner. The Argentine maestro is back to business as usual at the Nou Camp where he banged in another one for the highlights reel.

PSV’s Viergever is booked for bringing Demeble down just outside the penalty area and Barcelona’s number 10 strikes it well floating it over the wall and into the top right-hand corner of the Dutch champions goal. Messi’s strike puts Barcelona up going into the break at the Nou Camp. .

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Rakitic, Coutinho; Messi, Dembele, Suarez.

PSV: Zoet; Domfries, Schwaab, Viergever, Angelino; Hendrix, Rosario, Pereiro; Lozano, Bergwijn, De Jong.