Messi joins Ronaldo in European 100-goal club

Messi joins Ronaldo in European 100-goal club

The win means Barcelona maintain their 100% record in the Champions League this season.

Luis Suarez scored in the 82nd minute to rescue a point against Atleti.

The only blot on Barca's copybook in the opening stages was Pique's first yellow card for pulling back former Rotherham United and Norwich City loanee Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe, but it seemed like only a matter of time before they would make the breakthrough and Paulinho was the next to come close with a powerful long-range effort that fizzed over the crossbar.

"It was a dream come true for me to play here at the Camp Nou, an unbelievable experience", he said.

"Barcelona have wonderful players and are so compact".

"However, we conceded a second goal after a needless foul".

Barcelona were back on the front foot seconds later, though, and Messi was forced to wait a little longer for his milestone goal when he was denied by Proto from inside the area.

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However, the ball hit Pique's hand, with the defender looking as if he moved deliberately to it, even though his arm remained at his side.

Barcelona were left to play the entirety of the second half with ten men.

Pique was shown a yellow card in the 11th minute for a late challenge, and then received a second yellow for pushing the ball in the net with his hand.

But who could start against Olympiakos?

Nikolaou headed a late consolation for the visitors, but the Catalans remain top of their group having won three from three in the 2017-18 tournament so far.

Messi, 30, has made a flying start to the season for club and country, assuming the goalscoring mantle at domestic and worldwide level - most notably in his timely hat-trick for Argentina to secure the Albiceleste's ticket to the 2018 World Cup.

Gerard Pique thought he had scored a Maradona-esque goal against Olympiakos.

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