Champions League Football

What football fans were all saying about Leo Messi during Spurs 2-4 Barcelona

Leo Messi was at his magnificent best on Wednesday night.

The 31-year-old Argentine forward produced a mesmerising performance at Wembley, leading Barcelona to a 4-2 Champions League win over Tottenham.

Philippe Coutinho scored the opening goal within two minutes after some questionable goalkeeping from Hugo Lloris.

The former Liverpool midfielder then assisted Ivan Rakitic, who doubled Barcelona’s advantage with a breath-taking strike.

Messi would later score a second-half brace – but that’s not what fans on Twitter were talking about.

He was heavily involved in the build-up for the first two goals, executing stunning through balls to cut open the Tottenham defence.

Messi’s pass to Jordi Alba for the opening goal turned Kieran Trippier inside-out and sent Lloris into no-man’s land.

There aren’t many footballers who regularly produce magic such like Messi.

And, deservedly, his name was on the scoresheet in the 56th minute after playing a wonderful give-and-go with Jordi Alba.

Messi is La Liga’s all-time top goalscorer and is regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all-time.

Fans on Twitter – including Gary Lineker – were suggesting that Messi should also be considered the greatest passer of all-time.

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