Ivan Rakitic’s spectacular volley against Tottenham voted best goal of the Champions League group stage
- Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic has won Champions League goal of the group stage
- The midfielder hit a superbly-timed volley against Tottenham at Wembley
- The ball fell to him just outside the penalty area before he rifled it home
- The visitors eventually won the game 4-2 and came out on top in Group B
Ivan Rakitic’s wonderful strike against Tottenham has been voted Champions League goal of the group stage.
The midfielder’s superb volley at Wembley helped to consign Spurs to defeat as Barcelona ran out eventual 4-2 winners.
The goal came just before the half-hour mark. Philippe Coutinho saw his own shot blocked by Davinson Sanchez before the Brazilian then found Rakitic outside the area.
Ivan Rakitic won Champions League goal of the group stage for this strike against Tottenham
The Croatia midfielder hit a stunning volley 21 metres out which soared past Hugo Lloris
Twenty-one metres from goal, the Croatian unleashed a crisply-timed strike which rocketed past Hugo Lloris before smashing into the upright and into the back of the net to make it 2-0 to the visitors.
Barca went on to beat Inter Milan and draw their next two games — against Inter and Tottenham — to come out on top in Group B and advance through to the knockout stages.
Tottenham recovered from that devastating loss and, thanks to a Lucas Moura goal on the final match day at the Nou Camp, will join Barca in the last 16.
The goal came in Barca’s a 4-2 win, a result which helped them make it into knockout rounds