Tottenham Hotspur travelled to the Nou Camp last night for a season-defining fixture and they struck late to seal their place in the last-sixteen.
Mauricio Pochettino’s task was clear and simple before his side kicked off against the Catalonian giants: equal Inter Milan’s result and go through to the knockout phase.
With PSV Eindhoven travelling to the San Siro it seemed plausible to suggest that nothing less than a win would do for Spurs, but that pre-match feeling turned out to be a false premonition as the Nerazzurri could only muster up a 1-1 draw.
Tottenham, courtesy of Lucas Moura, managed to mirror that result in the dying embers of proceedings, sparking wild scenes in the gods of the Nou Camp where the travelling contingent of Spurs fans were tucked away.
It was a result which provoked gushing admiration for plenty of individuals, but one player who stood out amongst a handful of brilliant performers was Danny Rose.
The left-back has endured something of a miserable eighteen months at the club, with a collection of injuries and a subsequent struggle for form blighting his career in north London.
But the Rose of old, who endeared himself to the supporters before his downward spiral began, was back on display last night – marauding forward at every opportunity and marshalling his patch with exemplary discipline.
It was a performance worth shouting about and that’s exactly what the fans did on Twitter.
Here’s what some Spurs fans had to say about Rose’s performance against Barcelona…
Side note for tonight’s game – Danny Rose over Ben Davies on that left hand side is a complete game changer. Offers so much more both defensively and going forwards.#THFC
— James McClure (@jamesmcclure27) December 11, 2018
Danny Rose MOTM 10/10
— Philip (@shitssoko) December 11, 2018
Danny Rose looked back to his old self tonight top performance all round
— Jack Harrington (@Jack_Harrington) December 11, 2018
Danny Rose was immense tonight. Textbook full back performance. Flawless Just shows how we've missed him
— Zahid H Dar (@ZHDar) December 11, 2018
After that performance tonight, Danny Rose plays week in week out! No questions asked!
— Ben Haynes (@B_Haynes10) December 11, 2018
Great to see 2016 Danny Rose showing up for tonight's game too. Beast.
— John Ashmore (@Smashmore86) December 11, 2018
What a performance Rose my MOTM was outstanding, how on earth we only got a draw, we need to start learning from silly mistakes and take our chances! So proud and once again through a tough group to KO stages #COYS
— Ricky-lee (@rickylee_10) December 11, 2018
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Danny Rose without question, the man was superb all night!
— Toby (@HWinksyy) December 11, 2018