Spurs reach last 16 as Moura snatches draw at Barca

Tottenham achieved “mission impossible” by qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino. Lucas Moura’s 85th-minute equaliser earned a priceless point at Barcelona, as Spurs completed an unlikely turnaround in Group B having collected only one point from their first three games. They needed to match or better Inter…

No Messi, no problem as Barca sink Inter

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona came through their first test without the injured Lionel Messi, earning a convincing 2-0 win at home to Inter Milan to take control of Champions League Group B on Wednesday. Soccer Football – Champions League – Group Stage – Group B – FC Barcelona v Inter Milan – Camp Nou, Barcelona,…

Maestro Messi lights up Wembley as Barca sink Spurs

ONDON (Reuters) – Lionel Messi lifted Barcelona out of their recent malaise with a magical display as his side beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 in a thrilling Champions League Group B clash at Wembley on Wednesday. Provided with the grandest of stages and 82,000 fans, the Argentine maestro responded by scoring two goals to take his…

Messi hat-trick fires Barca to victory over PSV

Lionel Messi scored his 48th career hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven in their opening Champions League group game. Barca’s captain curled home a stunning free-kick to open the scoring before Luis Suarez’s clever 20-yard lob hit the crossbar. The impressive Ousmane Dembele spun to lose two defenders and blasted home Barcelona’s second…

Late Firmino strike gives Liverpool 3-2 win over PSG

Roberto Firmino’s injury-time winner gave Liverpool a dramatic victory over Paris St-Germain in their opening Champions League Group C game at Anfield. Firmino was only fit enough to be on the bench after suffering an eye injury in Liverpool’s victory at Tottenham on Saturday – but he emerged on 72 minutes to secure a win that manager…