UEFA Champions League round-up: Hat-trick man Messi sparkles, Chelsea shocked

In other matches, 10-man Borussia Dortmund were condemned to a 2-1 loss by Napoli while Schalke beat Steaua Bucharest 3-0. Arsenal won 2-1 at Marseille while Atletico Madrid continued their rich vein of form beating Zenit Saint Petersburg 3-1 at home.

updated: September 19, 2013 08:14 IST
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Paris: Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick as Barcelona began their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win over Ajax on Wednesday but Jose Mourinho's Chelsea suffered a shock home defeat.

Messi took his tally to 62 Champions League goals and became the first player to score more than four Champions League hat-tricks, whilst also netting his 24th such treble for Barca.

A day after Cristiano Ronaldo hit three in Real Madrid's 6-1 thumping of Galatasaray, Messi reminded everyone who is still the four-time reigning Ballon d'Or winner.

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