Lionel Messi scored his sixth goal in the current edition of the Champions League and topped the sniper list with Robert Lewandowski. FC Barcelona beat 2-1 (0-0) PSV in Eindhoven, and Tottenham Hotspur won the match 1-0 (0-0) to live with Inter Milan. The victory was guaranteed by Christian Eriksen to return to the best form.
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In the fifth round of the Champions League group stage, the leader in group B FC Barcelona is in Eindhoven, where he is able to secure promotion from first place at stake. In turn, Inter Milan came to London to defend Wembley's lead by more than three points over Tottenham Hotspur who fought for their lives.
At the Phillips Stadium, Barcelona cannot document its profits on the PSV for a very long time. Arturo Vidal, Ousmane Dembele and Lionel Messi were dumped before the break. Goals for the Netherlands had to be scored by Bruma, who could not put the ball into the goal of Marc-Andre Ter Stegena from the closest distance.
After the break, Messi's goal will be disappointed by Messi, in the 61st minute the Argentine moved from the middle of the field, sent to Dembele into the penalty area, played for the captain who was assisted by three rivals, made a punch and shot straight at goal. Jeroen Zoet was very surprised that he didn't even move to the ball.
And Barca goes for him, even though the next Dembele box doesn't make things easier. Finally, in the 70th minute, Messi gave a free kick to Gerard Pique, who calmly packed the ball into the hosts' goal. The Spaniard was on the scoresheet, but less than a quarter of an hour later Luuka de Jong failed to keep the Dutch header for the first time.
PSV Eindhoven – FC Barcelona 1-2 (0-0)
Purpose: Luuk de Jong (83) – Lionel Messi (61), Gerard Pique (70)
Wembley roosters struggle for their lives and the first 45 minutes cannot be optimistic. Tottenham won, he attacked, but he also wasted another chance. They could not find Lucas Moura, Harry Winks and even the great Harry Kane. After changing sides, the pressure from England continued, and the opponent could replace Ivan Perisic in the 76th minute. Only a big intervention by Hugo Lloris saved Tottenham from losing a goal.
And when it seems Inter will take valuable points, in the 80th minute Christian Eriksen who came to the field shortly before and became the hero of the match. After Moussa Sissoko's big rally, Dele Alli got the ball in the penalty area, he changed a lot and went to the upcoming Dane. And this powerful shot gave Roosters victory and priceless three "eyes".
In group B the best table is FC Barcelona (13 points), followed by Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan (7 points each). PSV Eindhoven finished fourth, having one point.
Tottenham Hotspur – Inter Milan 1-0 (0-0)
Purpose: Christian Eriksen (80)