More Messi magic seals Barcelona victory at PSV

Barcelona vs. PSV: Champions League prediction, pick, TV channel, live stream, watch online, time

As a result, PSV will need to win this one to have any chance of accomplishing that, but even a win here could see them out of the running if Tottenham beats Inter. With Suarez out, Ousame Dembele will likely move into the starting XI.

Coincidentally, that change first happened on a Champions League night in the Netherlands, against Ajax in November 2014. Those five total 101 with Messi now five goals clear of the rest of the pack.

Both Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic were guilty of some terrible passes early on that could have got the Catalans into trouble.

"We had problems with De Jong, he is tough to defend", Valverde said.

"PSV created danger because of us giving the ball away", he said.

Harry Winks hit the frame of the goal as Spurs pushed for the win they needed and substitute Christian Eriksen duly provided it 10 minutes from time when he fired home from close range. And this year we've won two and drawn one which we should have won.

Messi weaved and turned his way past several defenders before exchanging passes with Ousmane Dembele and collecting the ball in the box.

Luuk de Jong pulled a goal back late on for PSV, but Barca saw out victory to seal top spot in Group B.

The Catalans were unconvincing over the course of the 90 minutes but they did manage to score twice in the second period through Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique.

Messi, 31, netted the opening goal which proved to be the 106th of his Barcelona career, overtaking Ronaldo's tally of 105 for Real Madrid.

Of course, it is in the months to come that Messi's determination to win will be put to the test, but the Argentine is in the kind of form that could drive Barcelona all the way to the final in Madrid next June.

Tottenham kept their hopes of a top-two finish alive as they edged past Inter Milan 1-0.



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