Messi hits 3 as Barcelona beats Guardiola’s Man City

    BARCELONA, Spain – Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to deal a humbling defeat to his former mentor Pep Guardiola on Wednesday, leading Barcelona to an emphatic 4-0 victory over Manchester City in the Champions League.

    Messi sped through City’s defence and around former Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo before giving the hosts the 17th-minute lead in a Group C match that both teams finished with 10 men.

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