Messi fires Barcelona to 4-2 win at Spurs

04 October, 2018, 08:57 | Author: Greg Lawrence
  • Lionel Messi lit up Wembley Stadium

He was far less influential in the final half hour, understandably tiring in an unfamiliar environment on his first-ever Champions League start. In the second half, he had more space and that is hard to stop. Yes, Kane is still only 25 years old and has time on his side, but he will have his work cut out to get on Messi's level.

"Messi sets the standard", Kane said. Swiftly playing the ball back in side, former Liverpool man Philippe Coutinho was on-hand to finish the chance off well. But there was no doubting the superiority of the Spaniards, for whom Ivan Rakitic struck a stupendous second-half volley, whose progress to the knockout stages now looks close to assured.

Messi capped off a fine night with his second goal at the death to bring an end to a thrilling contest in the English capital.

Tottenham were handicapped by injuries to Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen but Pochettino said: 'When you concede in less than two minutes, it changes completely everything.

The Barcelona supporters sang his name, the scoreline was shaped by his feet and intelligence and Spurs now find themselves facing a battle to stay in the Champions League.

That's a pretty simple lesson and one that many teams have learned in the past, so it's very surprising that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino allowed his players to grant so much green grass - well, actually brown dust considering the shocking state of the Wembley "turf" - to the visitors.

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Valverde said after Barca lost at Leganes last month that every defeat is an "earthquake" for the club, with talk of crisis intensifying after he rested Messi and saw his side held by Athletic Bilbao at the weekend. "But we solved them". We were handicapped against Barcelona after conceding after one minute.

There was one more Argentine player who scored in the match but for Tottenham.

Spurs put up a better fight after the interval, but Barcelona's second win in eight away Champions League games is a positive sign the LaLiga giants are getting back on track.

"We got off to a great start last season, beating Dortmund at home".

If you didn't catch Barcelona's opener against Spurs tonight, check it out below.

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