Barcelona's Lionel Messi calls 'rehearsed' Gerard Pique goal 'a lie'

Barcelona vs. PSV: Champions League prediction, pick, TV channel, live stream, watch online, time

Lionel Messi is at it again.

And nine minutes later the Argentinian made another crucial intervention as his clever free-kick was converted by Gerard Pique to double Barcelona's lead.

Atletico Madrid extended their advantage at the top of Group A with a 2-0 win over already-eliminated Monaco.

'PSV played well. They were very lively on the counter-attack and the balls we lost meant they were able to get into unsafe positions and even hit the woodwork a few times.

But Barcelona will have to raise its game if it is to win back the Champions League trophy that was won by archrival Real Madrid for the last three seasons.

Luuk de Jong scored a late consolation for PSV, who missed a host of chances. "PSV began to believe they had a chance and play long balls, but in the end we got the result we came here for".

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In truth, Barca rode their luck as Gaston Pereiro, De Jong and Denzel Dumfries were all denied by the frame of the goal in the opening 45 minutes, but Valverde is pleased with their progress.

PSV are off to a flawless start in the Eredivisie and are gaining consideration as one of the great Eredivisie teams in history. The team has just one point from five matches and is guaranteed to finish bottom of the group.

The Argentine is also the top scorer in the current edition of the Champions League, having bagged six goals from five games thus far, moving ahead of Edin Dzeko who has netted five times.

The No.10 has not featured in the middle of the attack since the start of the Luis Enrique era, before he switched places with Suarez.

Zoet had to keep out a powerful Messi strike early in the second period as Barcelona started on the front foot.

Here's a detailed look at every player's performance on the night.

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