As it happened: Spurs rescue their Champions League campaign with late strike against Barcelona
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As it happened: Spurs rescue their Champions League campaign with late strike against Barcelona

Lucas Moura rescues Spurs to send them through to the last 16 of the Champions League on a night where they outplayed Barcelona

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Aaron Hindhaugh
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Congratulations to Tottenham on qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League
Spurs created enough chances to easily win the game and were defensively sound as they stopped Barcelona having a shot on target in the second-half 
It truly has been an excellent night if you are a Tottenham fan, seeing your team earn a draw at the Camp Nou in the last five minutes of the 90 shows great character and belief
Rose was great going forward and also defensively considering he was up against the very quick Dembele and going forward he found so much space against Semedo who was caught out too often tongiht
A special mention to a few Spurs players who stood out tonight, for me Danny Rose, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane were excellent tonight
If it wasn't for the post denying Coutinho twice it could have been much different for Spurs but you need that luck if you are going to get a result against one of the best sides in the world
Tottenham were magnificent tonight and thoroughly deserve to go through after great performances against Barcelona and Inter Milan in their last two games
After throwing away three points late on against Inter Milan and PSV earlier in the tournament they have conjured up a miracle by still qualifying 
Spurs created more than enough chances on the night to even win the game, but they won't care as they are through to the knockout stages of the Champions League 
Full time 

Spurs have done it they have equalled Inter Milan's result by drawing 1-1 at the Camp Nou and they deserved that

90'

We are now into four minutes of added time at the Camp Nou as well as at the San Siro, can Spurs and PSV hold on for a little bit longer?

88' Chance to win it for Spurs

kane does fantastically as he holds the ball up very well and looks set to shoot before laying it off for Rose who is in a good position to score but he hasn't scored for two years and it showed as he balloons it way over the bar

86'

Spurs are going for the win here at the Camp Nou presumably thinking Inter Milan are going to get a winner

It has been coming and is very well deserved for the away side which now puts them currently through to the last 16 
84' GOAL

Lamela times his ball to perfection out wide to Kane who takes his time to pick out someone in the middle and Lucas is in the middle to tap the ball home form less than six yards

83' Off the post 

Coutinho again gets into the box and shift the ball onto his right foot before trying to curl one round Alderweireld and into the bottom corner but he is denied by the post for the second time this evening

82' Substitution

Final change for Spurs with Pochetinho taking off a midfielder for a striker as Winks goes off and Llorente comes on

80'

Heading into the final 10 minutes for Spurs to save their Champions League campaign and to be honest they should be winning this game with the number of chances they have created

In the same move, Lucas retrieves the ball and turns in the box before trying to curl one into the far post and was inches away from it nestling into the net
74' Massive chance

How was Lucas not scored there, he has a free header six yards out but heads onto his thigh which gives Cillisen a chance to get across his line and save it which he does brilliantly


73'

As Spurs go in search of an equaliser Inter Milan have equalised through Icardi which means Spurs need a goal now otherwise they are out

70' Substitution

Son goes off to be replaced by Lucas Moura, Pochetino has rolled the dice now and has all his attacking players on the pitch at once 

69' How has that not gone in

Rose hangs a beautiful cross in the air which goes over Kane but Eriksen is arriving at the back post but could only fire his shot straight at Cillisen, however a foul was given for very little it seemed

65'

A scramble in the box from the resulting corner after Kane wins the initial header and Barcelona players keep making blocks as they eventually get it cleared, Spurs are getting closer

65' 

Great play from Lamela who chases down a lost cause and slides in on Vermaelen to win a corner from more than 25-yards away from goal

62' Substitution

Here comes the little magician as Lionel Messi comes on replacing Munir, not a bad player to be able to bring on after 60 minutes

60' Substitution

Kyle Walker-Peters is coming off for Erik Lamela with Sissoko now filling in at right-back

58' GOAL but offside

Munir is slipped through fantastically but Vertonghen steps up just in time to play the Spaniard offside despite a cool finish from Munir

Son really needs to take one these chances he is getting otherwise they could easily come back to haunt Tottenham
56' Chance

Great play again from Spurs as Kane starts a flowing move by flicking into to Eriksen who finds Son who takes a great first touch onto his left foot but again it's a weak attempt and Cillisen saves easily

54' Chance

Dembele again just knocks the ball in front of himself and breezes past Rose and Vertonghen and cuts it back to Coutinho with yards of space and has to score but Walker-Peters redeems himself a bit by making a superb block

Kane appealed for a penalty but was a soft push and probably not enough to warrant a penalty
51'

kane is played through after he beats the offside trap and looks certain to at least make Cillisen work but Lenglet gets back and pushes the Tottenham striker which puts him off balance and Kane puts his shot way over the bar

49'

A quick goal kick from Lloris finds Alli who flicks on superbly to Kane who runs into the box and cuts back onto his right foot and picks out Eriksen who sees a shot blocked by Lenglet and then Alli sees his shit also blocked by the Frenchmen

46' 

Kane receives a ball over the top and holds up very well as he awaits support and eventually lais it off to Eriksen who tries to guide into the far corner but Cillisen pushes it away from danger, good start by the away side though

We are back under way for the second half at the Camp Nou
As it stands Tottenham will be progressing through ahead of Inter Milan however, Tottenham will want to level the scoreline as it seems likely that Intern Milan may equalise, especially with Icardi on the pitch 
If the away side are to get back into this game it will come through their high pressing as the Barcelona midfield don't seem comfortable being put under pressure and also throughout wide as the Barcelona full-backs have been caught too high up on many occasions so far
Spurs can take positives from that first-half display and feel confident that they can get a goal back in the second-half
Half-time

Barcelona have the lead at the break but it's the away side that have had the best chances so far and should really be level through Son

45'

One minute added on by the referee in the first-half

43' Off the post

Coutinho turns away from Winks too easily and runs at the Spurs defence in the box and they are terrified to get near the Brazillian as he shifts the ball onto his right foot and tries to bend one into the bottom corner but could only find the post

40' Chance

Spurs press well in the Barcelona half and Kane gets the ball and runs at the defence but Vermaelen gets a good block in and Eriksen wastes another set-piece from the resulting corner 

37'

Son shifts the ball into space and onto his left foot but it was too soft and never looked like Cillisen was concerned about the shot

33'

Since the opening goal, Barcelona have rarely threatened Lloris in the Spurs goal whereas Tottenham have gotten into some great positions but can't capitalise on their good play

Son should have probably tried to take it around the 'keeper as the angle was a tough one but instead, he tried to squeeze it under Cillisen's legs which makes it an easy save for the 'keeper
31' Huge miss 

Eriksen plays a great ball through for Son and he gets a touch past Vermaelen who doesn't have the pace to keep up with the South Korean international and he was one-on-one with Cillisen but could only hit it straight at the 'keeper

29' Chance

Eriksen runs through the middle and picks out Rose on the left and he curls in a great low cross for Son but despite his best efforts he can't quite reach the ball, great chance for Spurs

27' 

Spurs seem to be getting a lot of space out wide, especially in-behind Miranda

23'

Eriksen's second set-piece of the night has failed to clear the first man which is a waste of a good opportunity for Spurs to get a goal back in this game because of Barcelona's lack of height on the pitch

17'

The game has slowed down in recent minutes with both teams trying to get some possession and control of the game 

An update in the other game from group B is that PSV are winning 1-0 at the San Siro which means as it stands Tottenham will still qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League
13' Spurs are really struggling with Dembele he is just so quick and calm on the ball he really has made an excellent start to this game
9' Worst possible start

The goal was just magnificent to watch with Dembele putting two Tottenham defenders on the floor before he netted calmly to give Spurs a mountain to climb now if they want to progress

There were 16 seconds between Tottenham putting a free-kick into the Barcelona box and Dembele putting the hosts in the lead
6' Goal Barcelona

The worst start possible for Spurs as Walker-Peters gets caught on the ball by Dembele who goes on a terrific solo run by faking to shoot twice which sent two Tottenham players sliding before slotting underneath Lloris very well

2' Chance for Spurs

Some slick football from Spurs as Alli receives the ball with his back to goal on the edge of the box flicks it through to the onrushing Eriksen but it just runs through to Cillisen but a good start for the away side

1' Kickoff

The away side get us underway as they look to make it nine wins out of their last 10 games

The teams are out and both sides look ready to get this game underway 
Pochetino states the game tonight "Is like a final" it would be a huge win for the North-London side if they could pull off a miracle tonight 
Just a reminder that Tottenham must better Inter Milan's result tonight to guarantee qualification to the next stage of the Champions League
Tottenham will have to beat Barcelona tonight to guarantee progression into the knockout stages of the Champions league, baring in mind Barcelona are 28 games unbeaten at home in the Champions League
Kick-off is less than an hour away so be sure to check back here for live updates of this crucial Champions League game.
Big night for the youngster

This is set to be Kyle Walker-Peters' biggest and most difficult game of his career so far having to keep Coutinho quiet all night as all Spurs fans will know how deadly the Brazillian can be on that right foot. 

For all the big name players on the bench for the home side this evening it is still a very good XI with the likes of Coutinho, Dembele and Rakitic likely to cause Spurs problems all evening.
Spurs have got players on the bench that could come on and influence the game, like Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura.
Big changes

That Barcelona lineup will give Spurs hope with no Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets or Arturo Vidal 

Team News:

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris; Rose, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Walker-Peters; Sissoko, Winks; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane

Team news

FC Barcelona XI: Cillessen; Cabral Semedo, Lenglet, Vermaelen, Miranda; Rakitic, Alena, Arthur; Dembele, Coutinho, Munir

Poch focused on Spurs, not Barcelona

Mauricio Pochetino wants to focus on his own side playing the best they can as he said: "I think the most important thing is to be focused on trying to play in our best way."

It's MATCHDAY

With team news, half an hour away stay remember to check back here at seven for team news for both sides.

Spurs squad
For the away side Mousa Dembele, Juan Foyth, Davinson Sanchez, Victor Wanymana have all not travelled.

Messi and Suarez to be involved?
Valverde has hinted that the two dangermen may not play, saying: "I don't know if we'll have Lionel Messi out there for two games in three days. But Luis Suarez is definitely not going to play."

Positive news for Spurs
The Barcelona manager, Valverde has said: "There are sure to be rotations tomorrow, we just had a big game on Saturday. Every game is an opportunity to show what you're capable of doing."

Walker-Peters ready
Pochetinho believes if the youngster is required to play against Barcelona he will be ready as he told the Evening Standard: “The squad is the most important. Today Kyle Walker-Peters had the responsibility to play. If they [Trippier and Aurier] are not ready Kyle is going to play."

Mission impossible?
The last team to go to the Camp Nou in a Champions League game and get three points was Bayern Munich in 2013. Since then the Catalonian's have won 26 games and drawn two games.
Barca injuries
The Catalonian giants are without influential centre-back Samuel Umtiti as well as  Sergio Roberto, Arthur and Rafinha.

This means it is very likely that 21-year-old Kyle Walker-Peters is likely to start for Spurs which would be a big test for the youngster who has only made 11 first team appearances in his career.
Pochettino's injury dilemma
The Argentine has a difficult decision to make at right-back with Kieran Trippier ruled out for tomorrow's game and Serge Aurier went off injured against Southampton on Saturday.

A helping hand
For Tottenham to qualify they need to beat Barcelona and hope that PSV do them a favour by beating or at least holding Inter Milan to a draw.

Both sides come into this game off the back of wins in their respected leagues with Spurs winning 3-1 at home to Southampton, whereas Barcelona won 4-0 away to rivals Espanyol with Lionel Messi scoring two free-kicks.
Barcelona have already qualified and secured top space in group B which makes it likely that changes will be made to help them get their league form back on track. 
Changes inbound
Spurs will be hoping Ernesto Valverde rings the changes for tomorrow nights game to give them a better chance of leaving with all three points 

win or bust
Spurs head to the Camp Nou knowing that anything less than a win will see them eliminated from the Champions League and enter into the Europa League

Welcome

I'm Aaron Hindhaugh and welcome to Vavel UK's live score commentary for Barcelona vs Tottenham Hotspur in group B of the Champions League 

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