LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03:  Lionel Messi  (L) of Barcelona celebrates with his teammate Luis Suarez of Barcelona after scoring a 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.  (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

UEFA Champions League: Three Things we Learned From Barcelona's 4-2 win Over Tottenham

Barcelona travelled to Wembley Stadium to face Tottenham Hotspur on the back of a three game winless run. But they put their poor form aside and dispatched Spurs to get back on the winning track and take top spot in the group table  of the Champions League.


Here are three things we learned from Barcelona's 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

3. Depleted Spurs team

Tottenham came into the game with a number of their first team out injured, with the likes of Christian Eirksen, Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen all absent. Spurs were certainly not in the game in the first half, and could certainly have used the quality of Eriksen and Alli to be more creative going forward.

2. Messi runs the show

It was Lionel Messi's night at Wembley Stadium, with the Argentine running the show for Barcelona. It was his passes that created the goals in the first half for the Spanish side, and he rounded off his performance with two goals in the second half, giving Barcelona a convincing win and putting an end to their winless run. 

1. Barcelona defence still an issue

While Barcelona came away with a convincing win thanks to their forward line, the defence was still struggling, especially in the way they gave away the two goals in the second half. If the Spanish champions are hoping to wrest the Champions League title away from Real Madrid, then they will need to do something about their back four as the current state of play will not see them lasting long in the knockout stages.