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UCL round up: Messi 'mess' Guardiola, Arsenal hit six, PSG cruise

UCL round up: Messi 'mess' Guardiola, Arsenal hit six, PSG cruise

Champions league

FC Barcelona delighted their supporters with an emphatic 4-0 win over former manager, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the Nou Camp.

Argentine international Lionel Messi produced a man of the match performance to score a superb hat-trick as the Blaugranas extended their lead to 5 points in the overall group standings. Brazilian Neymar Jnr added the fourth goal for Barca.

Arsenal run riot at the Emirates hitting six goals past Ludogorets. German Ozil hit a hat-trick all his three goals coming after Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Oxlade Chamberlain had given the side a three goal lead.

Arsene Wenger, who was happy for a clean sheet, however insists his team must remain grounded despite the huge win and to focus on the next game.

In Arsenal’s group, Paris Saint Germain produced a stunning display to thump FC Basel 3-0 in their Champions League Group A clash at the Parc des Princes.

The hosts opened the scoring in the 40th minute thanks to Angel Di Maria before Lucas Moura and Edinson Cavani secured the win in the second half.

In group B, Cameroon international Vincent Aboubakar scored a brace of goals as Turkish giants Besiktas stunned Napoli 3-2 in Italy.

Lorenzo Insigne missed a penalty just after the interval which proved to be the turning point at the Stadio San Paolo and this win sees Besiktas retain their second place ahead of Benfica, who outclassed Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 thanks to goals from Eduardo Salvio and Franco Cervi.

Borussia Moenchengladbach are currently sitting third, one point furfther back after stunning Celtic 2-0.

In group D, Thomas Mueller, Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben each struck to hand Bayern Munich a 4-1 win over PSV Eindhoven at the Allianz Arena.

The Bavarians are currently second of their group, 3 points behind Atletico Madrid who beat Rostov thanks to Yannick Carrasco.

The 23-year-old, who scored a hat-trick against Granada last week, found the back of the net in the 62nd minute to hand Diego Simeone’s men a narrow 1-0 win in Russia.