Lionel Messi equals Raul Champions League record with brilliant free-kick against PSV

Posted September 19, 2018

Van Bommel played with Messi at Barcelona during the 2005-06 campaign, but will be in the dugout on Tuesday when he takes his PSV team to Camp Nou in the group stages of the Champions League.

Gameday 1 marked the long-awaited return of proper Champions League soccer, and it nearly looked like Messi and Co. never left.

The 25-year-old has been recently linked with a move to the Camp Nou after helping France win their second ever World Cup title in Russian Federation in July. The Catalans and their players including Leo Messi and Luis Suarez have highlighted their hunger to win the Champions League after watching arch rivals Real Madrid lift the prestigious accolade on three consecutive occasions.

"I just want to be myself and win as much as I can here".

He said, "Yes, Barcelona certainly was interested in me this summer".

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"I try to work hard regardless of my position and I work hard on every aspect of my game, I feel more of an attacking midfielder and I am comfortable on the left as this is where I've played the most". Barca last won Europe's top club competition in 2015.

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"Barcelona fight for all the competitions but the Champions League is the biggest and we are going to go for it".

In the other Group B game played on Tuesday, Inter Milan scored two late goals, including a stoppage-time victor, to mark their return to the Champions League with a 2-1 comeback victory against Tottenham.

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