Messi, Rakitic light up Wembley as Barcelona sink Spurs

"To concede a goal so early, we destroyed the plan", he said. If that were actually true then the four above him would have to be gods because Messi is not of this earth, as he showed again on Wednesday. "In the second half, we were very competitive and did everything we could to try to come back".

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.

Mauricio Pochettino's side meanwhile are third but six points behind Barcelona and second-placed Inter Milan, and face a hard task to progress to the knockout stages.

The brace makes Messi only the second player to have 30 career multi-goal games in the Champions League.

Messi was at his magical best , the five-time Ballon d'Or victor scoring twice to lead Barca to a 4-2 victory over Tottenham at Wembley on Wednesday. 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.

"Those who play football understand completely that if you start that way in this type of game, in a Champions League game against a team like Barcelona, you can not concede these types of chances".

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Llorente also hailed Lionel Messi, who scored twice at Wembley and received wide praise for his performance.

"We need to be focused on their whole team, not just Messi".

"I've never felt he's going to be a goalkeeper that leads Tottenham close to a title". You're talking about players who have played at the highest level for many years, so to play against them, it's special. "With all due respect to other players who have won (things), we know there is a player who is different to the others and that is Leo Messi".

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Harry Kane of Tottenham celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on October 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

"We've got another game around the corner, so we'll recover and see where we went wrong". "We still think the same - that all is possible".

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