Barcelona defeat Juventus in the Gamper tournament organized by the Spanish giants amid Messi’s exit.
Barcelona started the game on a good note with new signing Memphis Depay scoring after just three minutes.
Messi had a press conference where he announced he would no longer be playing for Barcelona.
The 34-year-old also hinted on a move to PSG as he cried during the speech.
He is the highest goal-scorer of the club and he has achieved so much with the Catalan club.
Many fans are already expecting Barcelona to underperform this season with no Messi to bail them out.
Martin Braithwaite scored the second goal after heading a corner into the net just before the hour mark.
The manager Ronald Koeman has his work well cut out as he would be without the best player in the world.
The rest of the world is waiting to see how Barcelona perform without their talisman for the first time.
Riqui Puig has not been able to break into the first team but he was on hand to score a third.
Barcelona looked comfortable in the game as they dominated from beginning to the end.
With the Spanish Liga starting on Friday, it would be a different feel within the league.
The Spanish league is now without Ronaldo and Messi for the first time in over 20 years.
As Barcelona defeat Juventus, there are lots of positive to take out of the result by fans.
It is not all gloom especially with the likes of Sergio Aguero, Depay, Dembele, De Jong still in the squad.
Griezmann has also been speculated to want to leave the club, but with Messi gone he might stay.
There is also a manager with strong character that can lead the squad in this trying time.
Personally, I think Barcelona will do just fine as they were not really doing well even with Messi in the squad.