Barcelona 'still the best club around,' insists Juventus boss Max Allegri

Ernesto Valverde sings the praises of Barcelona’s hat-trick hero Lionel Messi after a win over Catalan rivals Espanyol.

Lionel Messi scored his first hat trick in 11 months as Barcelona easily saw off Catalan rivals Espanyol.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri believes Barcelona are still the benchmark in European football as he prepares his side to face the Blaugrana in their opening Champions League group fixture on Tuesday night.

The Bianconeri lost out to Barca in the 2015 final, but they