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Barca made to work by Spartak


Barcelona had to come from behind to get their Champions League campaign off to a winning start as two goals from Lionel Messi helped them beat Spartak Moscow 3-2 at the Camp Nou.

Cristian Tello had fired the hosts into the lead after just 13 minutes but Spartak refused to be overawed by their surroundings and were level 16 minutes before half-time when Dani Alves turned Emmanuel Emenike's cross into his own net.

The home fans were stunned on the hour mark when a excellent Spartak counter-attack teed up Romulo to put the visitors in front, but Messi applied the finishing touch to two deadly crosses by Tello and Alexis Sanchez in the final 20 minutes to secure a precious three points.

Barca were hampered by another injury to one of their

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