The mood was briefly dampened when France defender Umtiti was dismissed in the 79th minute for a second yellow card, ruling him out of Barca's next Champions League game away to Tottenham Hotspur on October 3.
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 curling, left-footed strike came in the 31st minute at the Camp Nou, after Barca's Ousmane Dembele was hacked down by PSV defender Nick Viergever. "My agent told me there was interest from Barca". But Messi - who else? - would add two more goals before the match was over. "I never thought I would".
"Playing at Camp Nou is a dream of mine, and we'll have to deliver our best effort in order to try winning it. Barça being keen on me last summer?" Barcelona is one of the biggest clubs in the world. They represent a lot across the world.
Lionel Messi scored his eighth Champions League hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven in their opening group game.
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"If tomorrow we get a good result I don't care if they fight for Messi's shirt", said the 41-year-old coach ahead of Tuesday's match with the Spanish champions.
"That is part of being a professional, to always be concentrating".
It did not take too long for Messi to reach 61 group-stage goals in the Champions League, though, and it all came through some good play from the direct Dembele to win a free kick for his side 25 yards from goal.