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BARCELONA 3-0 JUVENTUS: LIONEL MESSI TRIUMPH OVER GIANLUIGI BUFFON FOR THE FIRST AS THE OLD LADY AR


The Argentine made the difference by scoring two and helping to create another in a dynamic display that shows the Blaugrana can be contenders again

It was a symbolic scoreline. Barcelona beat Juventus 3-0 on Tuesday night in their first Champions League match since losing to the Italian champions 3-0 on aggregate in the last eight of Europe's premier club competition last season. The Blaugrana are back and with Lionel Messi, they will always have a chance.

After losing to Juve, much was made of the fact that Messi had never scored against Gianluigi Buffon, while the Argentine also failed to hit the target over two legs as Barca were beaten 5-1 by fierce rivals Real Madrid in August.

That damaging defeat, allied with a tumultuous summer in which Neymar moved to Paris Saint-Germain, top targets like Marco Verratti and Philippe Coutinho were not signed and it also emerged that Messi had not put the final signature onto the contract agreement announced by Barca in July, brought much doom and gloom.

The team's decline was a worry for fans of the Catalan club and president Josep Maria Bartomeu is facing a censure motion or vote of no confidence as former candidate Agusti Benedito seeks to gather sufficient signatures to force fresh elections next year.