1 Robert Lewandowski struck a hat-trick in his first Champions League game for FC Barcelona to power the Catalans to an emphatic 5-1 home win over Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday.
2 Midfielder Franck Kessie put FC Barcelona in front in the 13th minute and Lewandowski extended their lead with a right-footed finish into the bottom corner in the 37th minute.
4 He restored Barcelona’s two-goal cushion after Jan Sykora’s header had pulled the Czech champions back into contention.
5 Lewandowski completed his treble midway through the second period, meeting a layoff from Ferran Torres and curling the ball inside the far post with one touch.
6 Torres completed a hugely satisfying evening for Xavi Hernandez’s side by scoring the fifth goal to put FC Barcelona top of Group C.
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