Barcelona beat Tottenham 4-2 in Champions League game at Wembley

Lionel Messi lit up Wembley Stadium

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. Not one. In the second half, with a lot of space, it is unbelievable how he runs. 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. He's definitely set the standard for the rest of us and he still is.

Messi's second goal was a stunner, which epitomised his performance, with the Argentine stroking the ball home at the near post after neat build-up play by Coutinho and Luis Suarez.

Tottenham will be looking to get their Champions League campaign back on track when they entertain Barcelona at Wembley this evening.

As for MESSI's two goals, the first one was a genius goal.

"We played a great match and in the first half we were extraordinary so we are happy because everything went as we wanted it to".

"It wasn't this plan to play this game on Wembley", Pochettino said.

The main area Barcelona can improve is defensively.

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Messi's response according to the report was to attack Barcelona's defense stating that they are conceding too many goals this season.

Draws with Girona and Athletic Bilbao either side of a shock defeat by Leganes were partly caused by Valverde prioritising the Champions League with Messi left on the bench at the weekend.

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.

Lucas Moura then forced Ter Stegen into a save from 19 yards out after picking up the ball in midfield and running at the defence on 81 minutes, and the Brazilian saw his goalbound strike from 10 yards out deflected wide of the left post by Lenglet three minutes later.

But the damage was done due to defensive errors from Lloris and Sanchez as they badly missed Vertonghen's calming influence and Dembele's presence in front of the back four.

Spurs pushed hard for the equaliser and almost had it in the 84th minute when Lucas Moura broke free in the Barcelona area only to see his shot from 8 yards out deflect off Lenglet and out of touch.

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