Messi curls a brilliant superb free-Kick to set off the Hat-Trick in the game that ended 4-0.
The UEFA Champions League 2018 got off to a brilliant start today with a 31st minute goal through a superb, free- kick by who else? Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp first leg match between Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven. The way an on –the –spot reporter puts it: “You could just see what was going to happen once the foul was given away on the edge of the D. The Argentine curls a beautiful left-footed strike into the top corner to give Barcelona the lead.” He made it treble in the 77th and 87th minutes with Dembele adding the fourth in the 74th minute. Umtiti was booked.
In another cracker between Inter Milan and Spurs, talismanic Harry Kane blew a golden chance in the first half of the away game, when he had beaten the goalie but got failed to put the ball into the net. Unpardonable. Again, according to a reporter: “ From there you’re just expecting him to hit the back of the net but he doesn’t get the shot away and eventually he gets his feet in a tangle and gives away a goal kick.”
At last in the 53rd minute, Christian Eriksen gave the visitors a goal, through a confusion. His first shot was a wonderful effort but it was a great save. Then there is a scramble and the second shot is deflected but the goalkeeper cannot get off the ground. It’s been a good second half and Tottenham have deserved it. But a hard fighting Inter came from behind to make it 2-1 in full time. The Italian giants Inter Milan who returned to Champions League action following a six-year absence, set the San Siro stadium alive with a spectacular come-back through Icardi in the 85th and Vecino in the 90+2 miniutes