The three goals of Lionel Messi and one from Piqué gave the first win of the Champions League to Barcelona, at the start of the group stage, and placed the Argentine star nine scores away of matching another historic record for European soccer.
In the soccer match number 80 of Messi he summed a total of 62 goals, approaching the mark of 71 that still has the former player of Real Madrid Raul Gonzalez.
The Argentine man also became the first player to score four triplets in the maximum tournament for European clubs and yesterday’s also represented the first win in a European competition for the Argentine Gerardo Martino as technical director.
On the next date for this group, the next October 1, Barcelona will visit the Celtic, who yesterday lost 2-0 on its visit to Milan.
In other meetings played yesterday within the champions, Napoli won 2-1 to Borussia Dortmund, the Champions League runner-up; England Chelsea fell as local 1-2 to the Basel of Switzerland; the Germans of Schalke 04 overcame 3-0 to Steaua of Bucharest; Atlético de Madrid won 3-1 to Zenit of St. Petersburg; and Vienna fell by the minimal difference to Porto.