Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde praises Arthur display versus Tottenham Hotspur

Jo Caldwell
October 4, 2018

The first half however ended with the visitors leading at the Wembley stadium. "In the second half, he had more space and that is hard to stop", added Pochettino.

Messi has now hit the woodwork nine times this season, and although that appears to be unlucky there is also an explanation: he is so precise with his shooting, aiming unerringly for the very corner of the goal, that he only needs to be out by a fraction and the post will get in the way. What Messi had in skill, Kane matched in grit.

Any team will take advantage of that kind of room, and when you're talking about Sergio Busquets, Rakitic, Philippe Coutinho, Arthur (more of whom later) and of course Lionel Messi, your chances of escaping unhurt are close to zero.

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

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The main airport at Palu was damaged, landslides had cut off key roads while "power is out nearly everywhere", she added. Hundreds of people were lined up for fuel at gas stations across Palu , with waiting cars snarling traffic.

And, in case you are wondering, Messi has scored 562 goals in 647 games for Barcelona, with 105 in the Champions League.

The report added that Gerard Pique criticized Messi for not facing the media about the club in Barcelona but only when he is in Argentina.

There was one more Argentine player who scored in the match but for Tottenham.

But question marks do remain about their ability to seriously challenge for the Champions League title this season, despite making it two wins from two to open up group play. It will be tough because they are must-win games. Not one. Of course, he's the best player in the world but come on, in the first half we conceded in the first minute. We played with the handicap of conceding after one minute.

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Kane did his job, as he usually does, in holding the ball up and trying to bring others into play, but when he dropped deeper to lay balls off, neither Eriksen or Alli were there to link up with him.

Lucas Moura then forced Ter Stegen into a save from 19 yards out after picking up the ball in midfield and running at the defence on 81 minutes, and the Brazilian saw his goalbound strike from 10 yards out deflected wide of the left post by Lenglet three minutes later.

"I'm sure Barcelona want to bounce back but it's our chance to stop them and win four games in a row, which would be great momentum for us". Previously reliable, Lloris errors are now far too regular.

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