Lionel Messi scored his 48th career hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven in their opening Champions League group game.

Messi, now Barcelona’s captain after Andres Iniesta’s departure, looks to have put another disappointing World Cup behind him , having scored just once at the Mundial. He has  scored seven goals in six games this season.

Messi has now scored 104 goals, including eight hat-tricks in the competition and has netted in a 14th consecutive Champions League campaign, a joint record with Real Madrid legend, Raul.