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Tottenham vs Barcelona live blog, full-time: Messi brace gives Barça giant win at Wembley

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Let’s follow along as Barça play a huge European game at Wembley!

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FULL-TIME, Tottenham 2-4 Barcelona: Great performance, great win. What crisis?


GOAL!!!!! Tottenham 2-4 Barcelona (Messi 90’): NOW THIS IS OVER!!! Brilliant high pressing in the final minute of the game wins the ball back, and an awesome dummy by Suárez gives Messi an easy goal.


GOAL, Tottenham 2-3 Barcelona (Lamela 66’): This is still not done. Erik Lamela fires a shot from the edge of the box that is deflected and beats Ter Stegen. Spurs are still alive!


GOAL!!!! Tottenham 1-3 Barcelona (Messi 56’): MESSI SCORES!!!! A gorgeous team move ends with Jordi Alba playing a perfect cross along the ground before Messi calmly places the ball at the bottom corner. It’s a two-goal lead again!


GOAL, Tottenham 1-2 Barcelona (Kane 52’): After Messi hit the post twice in five minutes, Harry Kane destroys Nélson Semedo and scores a fantastic goal. Game on at Wembley.


SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Tottenham 0-2 Barcelona: The first half was very impressive. Now let’s finish the job, boys!


HALFTIME, Tottenham 0-2 Barcelona: Barça have completely dominated the first 45 minutes at Wembley. Arthur and Messi are running the hell out of the midfield, Coutinho and Suárez are sharp and smart with their movement, and the defense is safe and solid. Fantastic performance so far.


GOAL!!!! Tottenham 0-2 Barcelona (Rakitic 28’): BARÇA DOUBLE THE LEAD!!! After a great save from Hugo Lloris, Coutinho keeps the ball in play and gives a beautiful assist to Ivan Rakitic who scores a spectacular volley and makes it 2-0 at Wembley. What. A. Goal.


GOAL! Tottenham 0-1 Barcelona (Coutinho 2’): BARÇA TAKE THE LEAD! Lionel Messi finds Jordi Alba with a glorious ball, and the full-back beats Hugo Lloris to find Philippe Coutinho for an easy finish at the edge of the box. What a start!


KICKOFF! Tottenham 0-0 Barcelona: Don’t give me a heart attack, boys. Please.


LINEUPS

BARCELONA

Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Coutinho (4-3-3)

Bench: Cillessen, Vermaelen, Vidal, Rafinha, Denis, Dembélé, Munir

TOTTENHAM

Starting XI: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Sánchez, Davies; Winks, Wanyama; Lucas, Lamela, Son; Kane (4-2-3-1)

Bench: Gazzaniga, Walker-Peters, Rose, Dier, Skipp, Sissoko, Llorente


THE CHAAAAAAAAAAMPIOOOOOOOOOOOOONS!!! The Champions League is back in our lives, and tonight might be the perfect distraction for Barcelona fans after three really bad results in La Liga. Facing Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley isn’t exactly an easy night in Europe, but playing well and winning this one is just the perfect confidence boost the team and the fans need. So let’s follow along and support as Barça play a huge game!

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MATCH INFO

Competition/Round: 2018-19 Champions League Group B, Matchday 2

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 9pm CET (Barcelona), 8pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 12.30am IST (India, Thursday)

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England

Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)

HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

How to watch on TV: TNT (USA), BT Sport 2 (UK), SuperSport 5 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 2 (India), others

How to stream: Watch TNT, B/R Live (USA), BT Sport Live Streaming (UK), others


Matchday Thread Rules

We don’t have a lot of rules here, but there are a few things to keep in mind when joining our matchday threads:

Even if the referee sucks or we lose the game, no swearing. It’s just unnecessary. Also, don’t discuss illegal streaming links. Those who do it will be warned, and those who post links will be instantly banned. Finally, be nice to each other. This is a Barcelona community and we don’t need to offend one another.

Have fun with the game! Forever and ever, no matter the competition, VISCA EL BARÇA!