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UEFA Champions League: Barcelona, Bayern romp to victory, Arsenal steal a point against PSG

Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar decimate Celtic FC and Bayern Munich thrash new boys FC Rostov while Alexis Sanchez rescues a point for Arsenal in Paris

Ayush Chatterjee 14 September 2016, 6:24 PM

Lionel Messi celebrates after putting Barcelona ahead against Celtic FC Image: Getty

Messi is congratulated by Barca teammates after sealing his hat-trick Image: Getty

Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 28th minute against FC Rostov Image: Getty

Thomas Muller scored on his birthday for Bayern Munich as they beat FC Rostov 5-0 Image: Getty

Joshua Kimmich celebrates with Arturo Vidal after scoring FC Bayern Munich's third goal Image: Getty

Marquinhos(5) gets involved in the scuffle between Marco Veratti (6) and Olivier Giroud Image: Getty

Alexis Sanchez celebrates with his Arsenal teammates after scoring a late equaliser Image: Getty

Edinson Cavani opened the scoring for PSG 44 seconds from the kick-off Image: Getty

FC Barcelona put the disappointment from their weekend defeat to Deportivo Alaves to rest with a seven goal walloping of Scottish side Celtic FC, led by Brendan Rodgers.

Boosted by the return of their strike force, the Blaugrana ripped their opponents to shreds with a seven star showing in the Camp Nou.

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick, his 6th hat-trick in the Champions League, Luis Suarez bagged a brace and Neymar notched up a goal and 4 assists on the night as Brendan Rodgers was left ruing his return to the big time. Andres Iniesta also managed to register his name on the score sheet

FC Bayern Munich’s Champions League campaign was also off to a flying start with a 5-0 drubbing of Champions League debutants FC Rostov from the Russian Premier League.

New manager Carlo Ancelotti had cause to celebrate as both Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller hit the target while young defender Joshua Kimmich scored a brace. Left back Juan Bernat finished the scoring with a goal in stoppage time.

Paris St. Germain and Arsenal played out a pulsating draw at the Parc Des Princes with the scores tied at 1apiece after 90 minutes.

Uruguayan Edinson Cavani put the hosts ahead inside 44 seconds but missed a host of chances for Les Parisiens as they looked to put the Londoners away for good.

Chilean Alexis Sanchez scored the equaliser for Arsene Wenger’s side and Olivier Giroud and Marco Veratti were both given marching orders in second half stoppage time after an altercation between the pair.


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