Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona defeated Tottenham 4-2 in a masterful display at Wembley to inch towards progression from Group B in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Spurs’ Champions League hopes received a big blow, having lost both their opening two fixtures and they have a huge challenge in aiming to reach the last 16.
Here are our Tottenham players ratings as we look at who did well and who fell short of expectations.
Hugo Lloris – 4: Made an embarrassing howler for the opening goal and a similar error later on. Never looked secure or confident.
Kieran Trippier – 5: Definitely second best in his personal duel with Alba but never stopped working and was tireless up and down the flank.
Toby Alderweireld – 5: Had a physical battle with Suarez and came off second best but stuck to his task. Booked for a foul on Coutinho.
Davinson Sanchez – 6: An unfortunate slip for the opener but responded to look the strongest of Tottenham’s defenders, making some excellent tackles.
Ben Davies – 5: Couldn’t make much headway down the left flank, understandably preoccupied with attempting to stop Messi.
Victor Wanyama – 4: Given a real run-around and was booked for fouling Messi. Had his misery cut short by being substituted before the hour.
Harry Winks – 5: Tried to provide composure to an otherwise ragged Spurs midfield, but often looked out of his depth.
Lucas Moura – 6: Started on the right wing before switching to the left in the second half, and was a big threat in the latter stages.
Erik Lamela – 6: Struggled to make an impact and was often erratic, but produced a big moment with a deflected goal.
Heung-Min Son – 5: Occasionally found some space down the right wing and got into some good positions, but couldn’t make them count.
Harry Kane – 7: Scored a superbly taken goal early in the second half and worked hard to lead the home team’s line in a battling display.
Eric Dier – 6: Came on for Wanyama early in the second half and looked a much safer bet, showing far greater control with his passing.
Moussa Sissoko – 6: Entered the fray down the right wing for the final 25 minutes, but had minimal impact and struggled with Alba.
Fernando Llorente – 5: A late entrant to add some more power to Tottenham’s front line, but was well shackled by the visitors.
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