The Champions League season is under way and Lionel MESSI grabbed the first hattrick of the year.
The little magician was on fire and everywhere for Barcelona in their 7-0 win against Celtic. With his hattrick, Lionel MESSI now leads the Champions League with a record 6 hattricks in his career. No other players has scored as many as him. Javier MASCHERANO did not start and remained on the bench for the champions of Spain.
In Portugal, Franco CERVI scored for Benfica in their 1-1 draw against Turkish team Besiktas. CERVI scored early in the 12th minute and it looked like Benfica would be able to hang on until the 93rd minute where the visitor tied it up. Lisandro LOPEZ, Eduardo SALVIO and the goal scorer himself CERVI all started for Benfica.
Lionel MESSI’s goals:
Franco CERVI’s goal: