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Messi grabbed his 95th and 96th goals in the Champions League, breaking the deadlock just before the end of the first half in the Group D game. Massimiliano Allegri's side started what has been termed as the decline of this golden generation of the Catalan outfit.

Messi, meanwhile, looks like a man reinvigorated by the recent criticism of his team and has been on fire in La Liga.

The English champions put six past Azerbaijan entrant Qarabag in a display that showed the new boys just how far out of their depth they are.

Dybala struck twice in Juve's 3-0 aggregate quarter-final win over Barca last season and is set to start at the Nou Camp.

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Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has today opened up on playing alongside Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for the Argentinian national team.

"You always think that when he gets the ball that good things are going to happen for the team", said Valverde after the game.

After the restart, Messi picked up where he left off. He constantly beat Juve defenders and strained his opponents with his dribbling and passing.

Lionel Messi has been catapulted into the firm favourite to win the golden boot in this year's Champions League due to a first round brace against Juventus last night.

Allegri lamented his team's loss of concentration, insisting that the Argentine is capable of anything when he is given time on the ball.

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"These games have to be played with the mind".

"For him, it is difficult now to enter a reformed Barcelona, but he would do well at Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City or Chelsea".

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As for Messi, Barca maintain he has signed his new contract at the club even though no official announcement has been made.

Barca have since lost Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, but it was Juve's' most notable pre-season departure - Leonardo Bonucci's surprise switch to AC Milan - that loomed largest over this match as a once formidable defence was cut to ribbons in Giorgio Chiellini's injury absence.

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