Champions League roundup: Messi's spectacular solo goal helps Barça through

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The Catalans were unconvincing over the course of the 90 minutes but they did manage to score twice in the second period through Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique.

PSV Eindhoven did all it could to stifle Lionel Messi.

"It was a poorly taken free kick, but luckily Pique was there".

PSV unlucky not to go into the break at least one goal in front after twice hitting the frame of the goal.

He overtakes long-time rival Ronaldo who bagged 105 UCL goals for Real Madrid between 2009 to 2018, before leaving for Juventus in the summer.

PSV effectively countered Barcelona's threat for much of the first half by pressing hard and denying Messi and his team mates time to settle, forcing mistakes.

Luuk de Jong scored a late consolation for PSV, who missed a host of chances. But the more the game progressed the more chances we were able to create'. PSV will finish bottom.

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PSV are off to a ideal start in the Eredivisie and are gaining consideration as one of the great Eredivisie teams in history.

Goals from Grzegorz Krychowiak and Vladislav Ignatyev were enough for Lokomotiv Moscow to earn a 2-0 win over Galatasaray in Group D, ending Galatasary's hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages and sending both Porto and Schalke through to the last 16 before the two sides met in Portugal.

Barcelona was without the injured Luis Suarez, with Ousmane Dembele taking his place.

Of course, it is in the months to come that Messi's determination to win will be put to the test, but the Argentine is in the kind of form that could drive Barcelona all the way to the final in Madrid next June.

De Jong headed against the bar just before half-time and Denzel Dumfries struck the post on the rebound.

The missing players may have contributed to the sometimes disjointed performance.

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