WATCH: Ivan Rakitić scores stunning goal against Tottenham Hotspur
Barcelona got off to a flying start
The pitch might be in awful condition at Wembley, but that didn't stop Barcelona taking an early lead against Spurs this evening.
Philippe Coutinho scored a stunning goal after 90 seconds to give the visitors an early lead, before Ivan Rakitić doubled their lead before the half hour mark. And what a goal it was.
As Coutinho's effort was saved by Hugo Lloris, the Brazilian kept the ball in play with an instinctive volleyed pass back into play, and Rakitić was there to meet it.
As the ball rose, the Croatian adjusted his body to get over the ball and unleashed a rocket, which clipped the post as it went in. Watch and enjoy.
⚠️ Outrageous technique! ⚠️
Ivan Rakitić doubles Barcelona's lead with a sensational strike 💫
What. A. Hit 👏 pic.twitter.com/FctQqRxnKO
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Spurs managed to pull the scoreline back to 3-2, and were knocking on the door for an equaliser before a calamitous defensive error allowed Messi through one vs one with Hugo Lloris. There was only going to be one winner in that battle.
The match finished 2-4.