Lionel Messi scored two and had a hand in two other goals as Barcelona rebounded from its weekend loss to Hercules with an emphatic 5-1 thrashing of Greek club Panathanaikos on Tuesday at the Camp Nou.
Barcelona actually fell behind early courtesy of a Sidney Gouvou goal, but the Spanish club rebounded quickly and steam-rolled the Greeks behind an inspired performance from Messi, who came within a missed penalty kick of a hat-trick.
Barcelona was the only powerhouse to record a win, with defending champions Inter and English power Manchester United settling for ties. Maurice Edu played all 90 minutes as Rangers held Manchester United to a 0-0 tie at Old Trafford.
Jermaine Jones wasn't so lucky. He played 70 minutes as his Schalke 04 dropped a 1-0 decision to Lyon.
Here is a rundown of today's UEFA Champions League scores:
TUESDAY UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SCORES
FC Twente 2, Inter Milan 2
Werder Bremen 2, Tottenham 2
Barcelona 5, Panathanaikos 1
Manchester United 0, Rangers 0
Lyon 1, Schalke 04 0
Benfica 2, Hapoel Tel-Aviv 0
Bursaspor 0, Valencia 4
FC Copenhagen 1, Rubin Kazan 0
What did you think of Tuesday's matches? Impressed with Edu's performance? Think Messi is ready for an even better season than last season? Worried about Manchester United?
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