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Barcelona hold off Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium

04 October, 2018, 07:27 | Author: Rachael Silva
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Tottenham had no answer to Lionel Messi as he bagged a brace to help Barcelona record a 4-2 win in their UEFA Champions League clash at Wembley on Wednesday.

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

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"Those who play football understand completely that if you start that way in this type of game, in a Champions League game against a team like Barcelona, you can not concede these types of chances".

Messi is on a hot streak in the competition: He hit a hat trick in a 4-0 win against PSV Eindhoven on Matchday 1 and, but for the width of a goal post on two occasions in this game, he would have walked off the pitch with four in London.

The emotion becomes tough when you are playing against Barcelona and players like Messi and Suarez. Suarez looked set to hit it at the near post, but instead produced a ideal dummy that left Messi to guide the ball into the corner of the net from six yards.


The Catalan giants went on to boss proceedings in the first half and Clement Lenglet managed to get on the end of Messi's free-kick from the left in the 15th minute, but failed to keep his header down.

Barcelona came into the contest winless in three straight games in their domestic league, this after losing just once in La Liga last season.

"To concede a goal so early, we destroyed the plan", he said.

'If Moura scores the third goal we talk about heroes and the manager is the best in the world'.

"It is a period when we are not having good luck with injuries", Pochettino said.

Tottenham lost their opening European game at Inter Milan, leaving the Premier League side with no margin for error as they try to qualify for the knockout stages. We need to produce that same energy, the crowd were wonderful that night. The first half was hard for the team to start to play and feel confident in the way that we planned to play because of a few mistakes before the action that we conceded.

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