Messi nets first career goal against Buffon

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The Barcelona legend finally got the best of the Juventus goalkeeper to put the Catalans up in their Champions League Group D opener

There aren’t many things Lionel Messi hasn’t done in football, but one of the few was scoring a goal against Italy and Juventus great Gianluigi Buffon.

Now, he can cross that off the list.

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The Barcelona superstar finally beat the goalkeeper near the end of the first half of their Champions League’s Group D opener. Messi fired a shot from just inside the area, with the low, perfectly placed shot nestling in the far corner of the net, leaving Buffon helpless.

The goal gave Barcelona a 1-0 advantage and guaranteed a better output than their last meeting with Juventus, who saw the La Liga side lose 4-0 on aggregate in the 2016-17 Champions League quarter-finals. 

It spoiled a first half for Juventus in which they conceded the lion's share of possession but limited Barcelona to a few good opportunities.

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In fact, the goal was Messi’s first touch of the game.

Messi enjoyed scoring so much against Buffon, he nearly did again. However a rocket from distance early in the second half only struck the post.

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