Messi finally scores against Chelsea

Messi finally scores against Chelsea

I thought we were very good.

Both teams pressed highly as neither team wanted their opponents to play from the back, especially not Chelsea, who omitted both Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata from the starting line-up, in favour of the more workman-like Pedro and Willian.

"We have to go there to attack and score because 90 minutes defending at the Nou Camp is an eternity, it is a suicide mission", he said.

Player of the Year was busy throughout the game as Chelsea played mostly defensive, but could not help his side win the game. "Against Manchester City it will be like the game against Barcelona: they like to have the ball". Willian could have scored easily a hat-trick today if it was another day. "We can go there and do a great job again against Manchester United".

"I was a bit unlucky (hitting the post twice)". "Leo could not create many situations of danger being close to me so he threw himself backwards to look for these type of situations".

Barcelona enjoyed almost 70 percent of the possession, but lacked the penetration to open up Chelsea's well-organised defence.

Barcelona left London last night with a valuable away goal in the bag, courtesy of Lionel Messi's first ever goal against Chelsea.

"We were very close to the ideal game", he said.

A mistake from Chelsea brought Barcelona their equaliser, however, as a loose pass from Andreas Christensen was gobbled up by Andres Iniesta, who fed Messi, and the Argentine made no mistake with a calm finish.

"It is a pity". I repeat: Christensen for me, he was one of the best players tonight. "In Barcelona we must be prepared to suffer together, but at the same time when we suffer we must continue to try and get the chances to score".

'We won't be able to think defensively in Barcelona.

"We went with a game plan and we executed it really, really well". We're talking about a player he's only 21, 22.

The result does mean none of the English teams have lost in their last-16 first-leg ties so far.

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