Champions League: Livescore from Tottenham Hotspur vs Barcelona

Sherman Parsons
October 4, 2018

By the time Jordi Alba virtually cut the ball back from the byline, Messi had darted into the box and both Coutinho and Suarez left it for the five-time world player of the year to finish.

Spurs rallied in the second half, briefly rattling Barcelona, but Messi scored twice, hit the post twice and the home fans applauded him.

"We played a good game and we had opportunities to extend the lead before and not have to suffer so much, but this is the Champions League".

Spurs will have to take on Barcelona without Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen, who have joined Dele Alli on a growing casualty list.

Messi put matters to rest just before full-time after a bad giveaway from the Tottenham defence left the Barca talisman alone with only Lloris to beat and he made no mistake, tucking the ball into the bottom right corner to seal the points.

Spurs did manage to carve out a couple chances as the half went on, but the LaLiga outfit did well to preserve their lead as they headed into the break. Not one. In the second half, with a lot of space, it is unbelievable how he runs.

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"When you concede in less than two minutes, it changes completely everything". It's so tough. When you play at this level you can't concede these type of chances.

"Our players were heroes because they were chasing the game against Messi, Suarez, Coutinho and Co". We were handicapped against Barcelona after conceding after one minute. Lucas Moura could have equalised.

"We still need to play four games and we are going to have it in our hands to be or not in the next stage", said Pochettino.

The last time the Uruguayan was on the Champions League scoresheet away from Camp Nou was against Roma in the Stadio Olimpico back in September 2015 and he walked off the Wembley turf having failed to end that barren run.

New words would have to be invented to capture his magnificence, so we'll just have to settle for some old words, even if they can never truly suffice. We still think the same, that all is possible'.

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