Lionel Messi’s masterclass gives Barcelona win over Tottenham

By | 3rd October 2018

For Tottenham, it was a harsh lesson in the realities of the Champions League at the highest level. Incredibly, they might actually have saved themselves before Barcelona scored their fourth goal in the final exchanges. The idea, however, that Spurs could have escaped with a draw felt almost bewildering bearing in mind the long passages when Barça bewitched Wembley and a chap by the name of Lionel Messi seemed utterly determined to leave the impression that, in 136 years of football, Spurs had never encountered a single man with his powers.

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This post written by Daniel Taylor at Wembley originally appeared on Football | The Guardian. Read the full post here.

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