Ivan Rakitic Scores Acrobatic, Half-Volley Screamer From 25 Yards vs Spurs
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has just scored an absolute belter against Spurs in the Champions League tonight, putting the Catalan giants two-nil up in the first 45 minutes.
Rakitic, who is now being labelled 'Rocketic' after the strike, finished a wonderful team move, which included a typically sublime Lionel Messi lofted ball.
Just look at this thunderbolt of a strike from the Croatian midfielder. BANG!
:warning: Outrageous technique! :warning:
Ivan Rakitić doubles Barcelona's lead with a sensational strike :dizzy:
What. A. Hit :clap: pic.twitter.com/FctQqRxnKO
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 3, 2018
Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring in the second minute after Hugo Lloris made a rash decision by coming off his line as Barcelona have dominated throughout at Wembley.
If you didn't catch Barcelona's opener against Spurs tonight, check it out below.
That didn't take long!- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 3, 2018
Philippe Coutinho puts Barcelona ahead inside just two minutes at Wembley...
That ball from Lionel Messi :heart_eyes: pic.twitter.com/DvYOtwzpSP
Rakitic's strike was by far the moment of the game thus far, and Twitter reacted accordingly
That Rakitic goal just made me make a noise which led to my wife checking I was watching football and not something more risqué....- James Masters (@Masters_JamesD) October 3, 2018
Rakitic was so bad on Sunday, but he's been on top of his game today.- Juan (@socraticjuan) October 3, 2018
He knows Arturo is coming for that spot.
Ivan Rakitic. Ivan Rockets It. Rokitic.- Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) October 3, 2018
Holy shit what a strike by Rakitic :flushed:- Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) October 3, 2018
Jesus Christ. What an absolute screamer. Rakitic, take a bow son.- EiF (@EiFSoccer) October 3, 2018
Can Spurs salvage anything from this game, or have Barcelona already picked up all three points?
Let us know in the comments.