WATCH: Early lead for Barcelona, as Messi does Manchester City

Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola has seen Lionel Messi score a lot of goals, but this time was seated in the opposing dugout.

Standout Manchester City midfielder slipped in the middle of the 18, stunning his listless teammates and allowing Messi to reap the benefits early in Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League group stage match at the Camp Nou.

Another former Messi teammate, Claudio Bravo, was left clawing at air as the diminutive megastar darted around him to make it 1-0 to Barcelona.

[ MORE: Follow all UCL scores ]