Messi: Barcelona have the squad to win the Champions League this seaso

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Messi then set up a great goal, with Ivan Rakitic smashing the ball home on the bounce.

The minnows took an early lead through Watford loanee Cucho Hernandez but Messi levelled with a shot off the post.

Barcelona, which has won its three opening league games, led 3-2 at the break before adding five second-half goals without reply.

"We had patience and dominated the game, and eight goals are the product of the plays we generated throughout the game", Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde told the team website.

Messi and Suarez completed their braces at either end of the half and Ousmane Dembele, Ivan Rakitic and Jordi Alba all joined in the fun as the hosts comprehensively maintained their ideal start to the campaign. But Messi hit the equalizer in the 16th minute.

Pulido turned Alba's low cross into his own net in the 24th minute and Suarez made it 3-1, with his first of the night awarded after the video assistant referee (VAR) showed Alba was onside when he supplied the cross.

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Shapovalov needed three break-point chances to finally break Anderson and send the match into a fifth set decider. Thiem's only victory had come on clay, his best surface. "First of all, I served really, really well".

Huesca drew closer just before the halftime whistle, with Alejandro Gallar Falguera scoring in the 42nd minute.

Real winger Gareth Bale, who has continued his form from the end of last season, has hit the back of the net three times so far in this campaign, proving that he can be up there with the best players in the world when he is injury-free.

Held to a one-goal victory at Valladolid last time out and having seen Real Madrid score four for the second match in succession on the weekend, Barca picked the right time to issue a reminder of their attacking muscle.

Messi then provided a defence-splitting pass for Alba to fire home the seventh goal and after Suarez had been felled by Werner in added time, he picked himself up to tuck home the final goal from the penalty spot.

Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho fired a pass ahead for Messi in the 61st minute for that breakaway goal.

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