Barcelona hold off Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium

Barcelona hold off Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium

Barcelona hold off Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium

Messi's two goals helped Barcelona fight off Tottenham's second-half resurgence and secured a 4-2 win for the visitors on Wednesday.

They pushed for a late victor but it was Messi that got the sixth goal of the game.

The choreography buildup to the goal was a sight to behold: Messi split Spurs backline with a ideal through-pass to Jordi Alba, who found Coutinho at the top of the box.

After losing their first game in this season's Champions League campaign, the expectation of all Spurs' fans was for their players to impress them against Barcelona, but they disappointed.

Barcelona won its first Champions League match, beating PSV Eindhoven 4-0 thanks to a Lionel Messi hat trick; however, Barca's last three league matches have either ended in a loss or a draw.

Just 92 seconds were needed for the hosts to edge in front, as star man Messi played the ball through for Jordi Alba, who took Lloris and Kieran Trippier out of the game and pulled the ball back for Coutinho to fire into an unguarded net from the edge of the box.

Tottenham's task was made even harder with three core players out injured: Defender Jan Vertonghen, midfielder Dele Alli and playmaker Christian Eriksen, who all featured 11 months ago in a victory over European champion Real Madrid at Wembley.

Bernie Sanders Congratulates Jeff Bezos For Taking His Advice
Beyond the US, Amazon announced it will pay 10.50 pounds an hour in London and 9.50 pounds in other parts of the UK. Labor advocates pushing to raise the federal minimum wage have an unexpected new ally: the richest man in world.

Messi had the final say, though, as he tucked home from 10 yards out in the final minute after Suarez dummied Alba's cross from the left to put the Argentine into space. We played with the handicap of conceding after one minute.

After Tottenham's opening night defeat away at Inter Milan, Barcelona dazzled at Wembley, with Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez tormenting Tottenham.

"We've got to prove we can beat the best teams in the world and we need to do that against Barcelona".

Meanwhile, Barcelona are preparing for the next Champions League game against Premier League club Tottenham at the Wembley stadium.

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

"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".

Related news