Lionel Messi finally beats Gigi Buffon as Juventus stopper joins long list of top keepers Barcelona star has scored past

Niall McCague 13/09/2017

Lionel Messi scored his 515th goal for Barcelona in their emphatic 3-0 victory over Juventus at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner produced a man-of-the-match display, scoring two against Gigi Buffon to seal a convincing win over the Serie A giants in their Champions League opener.

The 30-year-old has gone on to beat some of the best goalkeepers in the game since scoring his first La Liga goal against Raul Valbuena of Albacete in 2005.

In the gallery above we've updated Sport's catalogue of the top goalkeepers the Argentine has beaten over the years after he broke his drought against legendary stopper Buffon.

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Unai Emery warns five-star PSG will only keep improving

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Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) coach Unai Emery says his side have learned lessons from the past after they started their Champions League Group B campaign with a 5-0 thrashing of Celtic.

Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani’s double and a Mikel Lustig own goal consigned Celtic to their record home European defeat and propelled PSG to the top of the table on goal difference from Bayern Munich, who they host on match day two.

It was a real statement of intent from this summer’s big spenders who signed Brazilian Neymar and teenage sensation Mbappe in a bid to make a real impression on the competition.

After four consecutive seasons of reaching the quarter-finals, PSG fell at the round of 16 last season when they capitulated against Barcelona after winning the first leg 4-0.

It was a result that convinced their Qatari owners to break the world transfer record to bring Neymar to the French capital.

The 6-1 defeat to the Catalan giants in the second leg was a humbling for PSG but Emery says they are approaching this season’s campaign with a renewed confidence.

“We did learn from the past and what happened last year. We have worked really hard to improve things within the team,” the Spanish coach said.

“I think my team showed a lot of character. What I was really pleased with was the fact we were in control with the ball and without the ball.

“Of course we have added to the team but it is more about all the people working together. As far as this is concerned I am really, really happy.”

The French side’s formidable front line terrorised the Celtic defence and Emery warned they would only get better.

The PSG coach singled out Mbappe, who PSG have an option to buy from Monaco for a fee that could reach 180 million Euros, for praise.

“This is what he needs at the moment. He wants to be a great player and he is going to grow up into that role,” Emery said of the 18-year-old who scored his second goal in two games.

“They have only played a few games together… but the key is that the team is going to improve more and more.”

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Harry Kane desperate to make impact with Tottenham in Champions League

Tom Allnutt 13/09/2017
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Harry Kane has proved himself in the Premier League and now wants to do it on the world stage by firing Tottenham to success in the Champions League.

Spurs host Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday as both teams begin the race to escape Group H, which also features reigning champions Real Madrid and Cypriots APOEL.

Kane has hit more than 20 goals in the Premier League for three seasons in a row and his last two totals of 25 and 29 have been enough to earn him the Golden Boot.

But the England striker now has Europe’s premier competition in his sights, starting against Dortmund at Wembley.

“I have said before I want to break into that world-class bracket. To do that you have to play well in the Champions League,” Kane said.

“The Champions League is a big stage, all the best players in Europe, if not the world, are here.

“And to be the best you have to produce your best against the best. I have six group games to prove that by hopefully scoring as many goals as possible and performing well.”

After failing to progress from a relatively kind group last year that included CSKA Moscow, Leverkusen and Monaco, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino reflected his squad had struggled to cope with the additional physical and mental demands of the Champions League.

They are one season wiser this year and with the likes of Davinson Sanchez, Fernando Llorente and Serge Aurier added over the summer, their squad may be deeper too.

“Last season was our first experience of the Champions League – previously we play Europa League, for 98, 99 per cent of the players, and for myself too,” Pochettino said.

“That experience [of last season] is important. We know very well what the competition demands from you, and I think that is so important.

“It was a very painful experience because we could not be at the level we should have been but today, it’s not an excuse. We know that (the Dortmund clash) will be very tough. We need to be ready to compete at a higher level.”

Dortmund, meanwhile, are facing something of an injury crisis as up to nine players look set to be unavailable.

Neven Subotic has fallen ill and was unable to arrive for training on Tuesday while captain Marcel Schmelzer and Marc Bartra were both taken off against Freiburg on Saturday with ankle and groin injuries respectively.

Also likely to miss out are Julian Weigl (ankle), Andre Schurrle (thigh), Sebastian Rode (knock) and Erik Durm (hip), while Raphael Guerreiro and Marco Reus are recovering from foot and knee operations.

“Our long-term injuries are well-known and we have some short-term ones as well,” Dortmund manager Peter Bosz said.

“Subotic is sick. Maybe he will come (on Wednesday) but he is not with the group (on Tuesday).”

Dele Alli will serve the first of a three-match suspension for the red card he picked up against Gent in February while Danny Rose and Victor Wanyama are also out with knee injuries.

Erik Lamela and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou have begun light training following hip and foot injuries respectively but neither are ready for competitive action.

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