Barcelona — Lionel Messi had said it was time Barcelona won the Champions League again and on Tuesday he played like a man on a mission, scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 demolition of PSV Eindhoven. It was his eighth treble in the competition, taking him above the record of seven he shared with Cristiano Ronaldo to top of the list. Messi marked other milestones too. He has now scored in 14 different Champions League campaigns, with only Raul and Ryan Giggs ahead of him on 15 and 16, respectively. Three times Messi has hit hat-tricks in his opening game. "He makes the extraordinary look ordinary," said Barcelona’s coach, Ernesto Valverde. "Messi is a man of his word," wrote Spanish sports newspaper Marca. "He said he wanted this Champions and he led by example." The first goal was impressive enough. Ousmane Dembele had earned a free kick, the reward for a weaving run forward, a yard outside of the penalty. PSV’s wall edged forward, desperate to close the gap, but Messi arced the ball ove...

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