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Messi scores twice as Barca hold off Spurs comeback

05 October, 2018, 02:03 | Author: John Swanson
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Messi scored twice and hit the post twice in Barca's 4-2 victory at Wembley, but Pochettino insisted the second-minute error of Lloris was more decisive than the brilliant Argentine.

In addition, the 31-year-old also extended his own record for the most group stage goals in the UCL after taking his tally to 65 at this stage of the competition - five more than Ronaldo has netted in the group stages.

"This guy, what he does on the football pitch, is just ridiculous".

And minutes later, Tottenham would find their first when Harry Kane picked up an Erik Lamela pass, charged into the area and cut back to his right foot before powering a shot past Marc-Andre ter Stegen to make it 2-1. He's just special. But everyone has said that for years.

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Kane did his job, as he usually does, in holding the ball up and trying to bring others into play, but when he dropped deeper to lay balls off, neither Eriksen or Alli were there to link up with him.

In recent weeks there have been murmurs that Barcelona have been struggling after three games without a win in La Liga.

'Yes, he gave me his shirt. The best compliment is that Xavi would have been proud of this display.

"Of course you understand that it wasn't in the plan to play this type of game in this period at Wembley. You pick up things they do and it's nice to test myself in those situations".

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He scored one on that occasion, but he made it two against Spurs by burying a chance following another Suarez dummy in the 90th minute. They twice got back within one goal in the second half, making it 2-1 and then 3-2, but Messi's 90th-minute strike ended the contest, leaving Mauricio Pochettino's side with two defeats in Group B.

"We need to play four games still and we have it in our hands to be in the next stage".

It was a near faultless performance from the Argentine but Pochettino was happy with how Spurs dealt with him in the first half although conceded he was hard to stop as the game developed. It will be tough because they are must-win games. "There's all to play for and we believe we can do it".

His performance was reminiscent of the Champions League final at this same venue in 2011 when Messi, then at the peak of his powers, destroyed Manchester United with a spellbinding performance against Sir Alex Ferguson's team.

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