Lionel Messi masterful as Barcelona punish short-handed Spurs at ragged Wembley

Kane penalty

Kane penalty

Marc-Andre ter Stegen came up with a big save in the first half and, generally speaking, you can assume they'd still win plenty of games even if they conceded an average of one per game due to the prowess of their attack. 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.

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.

Messi scored twice at Wembley to cap off a fine individual display as he petrified Tottenham's defense every time he dropped deep to pick the ball up and set off on yet another mesmeric run. In the second half.

Catch live scores and updates of the Champions League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona here.

"After 45 minutes, Lionel Messi, I don't think we conceded one chance to him".

That's a pretty simple lesson and one that many teams have learned in the past, so it's very surprising that Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino allowed his players to grant so much green grass - well, actually brown dust considering the shocking state of the Wembley "turf" - to the visitors.

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City suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Lyon in their first Group F game while Hoffenheim drew 2-2 at Shakhtar Donetsk. The visitors pushed for a victor , with Aguero and Raheem Sterling both thwarted by Oliver Baumann in the Hoffenheim goal.

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

"We had a few problems", Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said.

A great start for Barcelona, what Lloris had in mind will remain a mystery.

Harry Kane pegged Barcelona back, but the magnificent Messi, who twice hit the post then scored a third before Erik Lamela again reduced the arrears.

Just look at this thunderbolt of a strike from the Croatian midfielder. While a clash with the Blaugrana is always big, Tottenham's opening matchday defeat to Inter Milan makes the game a must-win as the North Londoners can not afford to fall behind and put pressure on themselves. Tottenham face back-to-back games against PSV Eindhoven with both teams having lost their first two matches.

From the side that famously beat Real Madrid 3-1 at Wembley just under a year ago; Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli were all absent through injury. Previously reliable, Lloris errors are now far too regular.

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