Barcelona ended a difficult year with another disappointing result as they were held 1-1 at home by struggling Eibar on Tuesday.
The bad news continued for Barcelona on Sunday when the club reported that injury-prone French forward Ousmane Dembele tweaked his right hamstring in the loss to Cadiz the day before.
Lionel Messi came on at half-time to rescue Barcelona by scoring twice, including his first goal from open play this season, in a 5-2 victory over Real Betis on Saturday.
Champions League: Barcelona are top of Group G with six points after two games with Juventus on three. The reverse fixture takes place at the Camp Nou on December 8.
Barcelona exorcised some of their Champions League demons by thrashing Hungarian minnows Ferencvaros 5-1 on Tuesday
FC Barcelona announced that Ousmane Dembele will be out for six months after undergoing a hamstring surgery.
Barcelona are second in the La Liga table, two points behind Real Madrid, following their 4-0 win over Sevilla at Camp Nou.
Barcelona restored their five-point lead at the top of La Liga table.
Tottenham only had to match Inter Milan's result at home to PSV Eindhoven, which they did, as the Italians only managed a 1-1 draw themselves.
Ernesto Valverde admitted he did not know the reasons underlying Ousmane Dembele's attitude.
Victory for Barcelona took them back to the top of La Liga, in front of Sevilla and Atletico Madrid, who were each held to 1-1 draws.
Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona put four goals past PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League.