Jasper Cillessen 9/10 as Barcelona draw vs. Tottenham in matchday 6
BARCELONA, Spain -- Lucas Moura's late goal earned Tottenham a point at Camp Nou after Ousmane Dembele's spectacular opener had given Barcelona the lead.
Barca had already qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League as group winners but the draw ensured Tottenham joined them in the next round because Inter Milan failed to beat PSV Eindhoven.
An experimental Barca side managed to keep the club's long unbeaten run at home in Europe intact. Their last loss at Camp Nou in the Champions League was against Bayern Munich in 2013, 29 games ago. Dembele's brilliant individual goal -- a must-see -- was another highlight.
Barca were second-best for most of the match. They gave up far too much space between the defence and the midfield and were thankful to goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen on more than one occasion.
Manager rating out of 10
7 -- Ernesto Valverde sensibly rotated his pack with Barca already through to the group stage as group winners. It was also nice to see youngsters Juan Miranda and Carles Alena handed Champions League debuts.
Player ratings (1-10; 10=best. Players introduced after 70 minutes get no rating)
GK Jasper Cillessen, 9 -- Made three absolutely stunning saves to keep Barca in the lead until late: one from Heung-Min Son, another from Christian Eriksen and a third from Lucas Moura. Spurs deserved the draw in the end but it felt cruel to see him lose his clean sheet.
DF Nelson Semedo, 6 -- Spurs found success down his side in the first half, with far too much space between him and Lenglet at times.
DF Clement Lenglet, 6 -- The left-footer switched to the right side of the back four with Gerard Pique on the bench. Did well to put Harry Kane off in the second half although his push on the England striker was a tad risky.
DF Thomas Vermaelen, 6 -- A second start in a week after coming through 90 minutes in the cup. Will provide valuable backup for Lenglet and Pique while Samuel Umtiti is injured.
DF Juan Miranda, 6 -- A big night for the B team defender, whose presence allowed Jordi Alba to take a rest. His performance was good enough to warrant another chance when Alba's legs are weary. There's no other backup for the left-back at the club.
MF Ivan Rakitic, 6 -- Played the first half at the base of the midfield. His final contribution was a driving run forward that ended with him drawing a save from Hugo Lloris.
MF Arthur Melo, 6 -- First appearance in three weeks after injuring his thigh against Atletico. Took to the pace of the game quickly and was good in possession.
MF Carles Alena, 7 -- A first Champions League start for the youngster, who showed a number of nice touches. He has the famous Barca DNA.
FW Ousmane Dembele, 8 -- What a goal. The Frenchman's first-half effort is one that will live long in the memory. His pace, the fact he can use either foot and his chopping and turning provided the Spurs defenders with nightmares.
FW Munir El Haddadi, 6 -- Had a goal ruled out for offside but wasn't as involved as he would have liked to have been in a rare start.
FW Philippe Coutinho, 7 -- Hit the post twice but the feeling is he can still give more. To be fair, he's recovering from an injury still so the 90 minutes should do him plenty of good.
MF Sergio Busquets, 6 -- Came on for Rakitic at the break in what looked like a pre-planned change.
FW Lionel Messi, 6 -- Given the final half-hour but was unable to find a second goal for Barca as Tottenham fought back.
MF Denis Suarez, NR -- Introduced for the final few minutes. Has now played three times in a week having only made one appearance previously all season.