Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admits he took great delight in being able to unleash Lionel Messi on opposing teams rather than being on the receiving end as Barca won 3-0 victory over Juventus.

Messi opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time before drilling in Barca's third goal in the 69th minute after Ivan Rakitic had doubled their lead.

"You always think when he gets the ball that only good things can happen for the team. I suffered a lot when I had to face him and now I'm enjoying him."