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Messi scores Champions League hat-trick against Celtic

Messi scored after three minutes in Barcelona's group stage Champions League match against Celtic and went on to claim a hat-trick.

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Messi opens the scoring for Barcelona after three minutes
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Messi grabs hat-trick against Celtic

Barcelona's Leo Messi opened his 2016/17 Champions League goal account after just three minutes of the first group stage match, against Celtic, before scoring twice more before the hour was up to claim a hat-trick. 

Messi lashes home

Neymar assists for Messi's opening goal

After just three minutes Messi was played in behind the Celtic defence thanks to a superb ball from Neymar, and the diminutive Argentine lashed the ball past De Vries to put Barcelona 1-0 up. 

Messi gets the second

Messi scored Barcelona's second just before half-time. Neymar again set the goal up, this time cutting through the Celtic defence before slipping the ball to Messi to prod home.

Messi's hat-trick

Messi's third goal came on the hour mark, when Suárez powered down the right, before cutting back into the centre, where an on-rushing Messi slotted home. 

Messi grabs his hat-trick.

With his third goal Messi moved to 50 goals in the Champions League group stages, one ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. 

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