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Sep 18, 2018 at 5.55pm UK at ​Camp Nou
Attendance: 73,462
Barcelona
4-0
PSVPSV Eindhoven
Messi (32', 77', 87'), Dembele (75')
Umtiti (79')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Timeline
(Tripping) N. Viergever        30'
32'     L. Messi
55'     S. Umtiti (Unsportsmanlike cond)
(Holding) L. de Jong        57'
(N. Viergever) N. Isimat-Mirin        67'
75'     O. Dembele
77'     L. Messi (I. Rakitic)
(S. Bergwijn) D. Malen        78'
79'     S. Umtiti (Roughing)
81'     C. Lenglet (Coutinho)
(P. Rosario) E. Gutierrez        82'
83'     Arthur (O. Dembele)
85'     A. Vidal (I. Rakitic)
87'     L. Messi (L. Suarez)

Ivan Rakitic: 'More to come from Barcelona'

Rakitic: 'More to come from Barcelona'
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Ivan Rakitic warns Barcelona's Champions League rivals that the Spanish champions are "not at 100%".

Ivan Rakitic has warned Barcelona's Champions League rivals that the Spanish champions are "not at 100%" despite an impressive 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night.

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick while Ousmane Dembele netted the other as Barcelona opened their 2018-19 Champions League challenge with a four-goal success over PSV.

Rakitic, however, has said that his team still have a lot of improving to do in the coming months.

"It's not easy, this is the Champions League and also our first match against a team who have started well in their domestic league, but it's been a game that worked out for us," Rakitic told reporters.

"We did many things that could be enjoyed, but we have things to improve on and we have to keep working. You can always improve, but we've just started out. We talked before the game and prepared for it, but we're not at 100% yet so we'll keep working."

The Catalan giants won the La Liga title and Copa del Rey last term but were forced to watch bitter rivals Real Madrid land their third straight Champions League crown.

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Ivan Rakitic in action for Barcelona on May 6, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Barcelona953123111218
2Espanyol9522137617
3AlavesAlaves9522128417
4Sevilla95132012816
5Atletico MadridAtletico944194516
6Real Valladolid943286215
7Real Madrid9423139414
8Levante94141415-113
9Getafe933388012
10Real Betis933357-212
11Real Sociedad83231211111
12EibarEibar9324912-311
13Celta Vigo92431313010
14Valencia917178-110
15Villarreal923467-19
16GironaGirona82331013-39
17Athletic Bilbao8152913-48
18Leganes9225813-58
19Rayo Vallecano8125817-95
20Huesca9126720-135

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