Chronicle of Chelsea-FC Barcelona of the gone of eighth of Champions


Messi redeems to a Barça that played with fire in London (1-1)

Published:20/02/2018 - 22:37h

Updated:22/02/2018 - 01:40h

For the first time in his career, Leo Messi penetrated in the fortress of Chelsea, and did it in the best moment for the FC Barcelona. The Argentinian equalised in the only rendija the goal of Willian that did to shiver to the culés, leaving the pass to favour of the Camp Nou

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The FC Barcelona played with fire in England, and did not burn because it took advantage of the only rendija that left him a tremendo opponent. Chelsea was not the one who undoes in the Premier, but one that pretends, with his means, arrive very far in the Champions. To a so conservative bet like brave gave him the reason Willian, but when all seemed slope up, Andrés Iniesta collected a gift and put it to him in the boots to Leo Messi, a footballer that never forgives. With the 1-1 the advantage is Barcelona, but will be the Camp Nou the one who decide.

The initial battle on the uncomfortable lawn londinese remained in tables by scarce centimetres, those that were missing him to a Willian that arrived as 'covered' and surpassed to Eden Hazard that split like leader 'blue'. Antonio Conte cancelled to his opponent planting three head offices and two carrileros, and Ernesto Valverde could not answer because they did not work him his sides neither neither the magic of his 'jugones'.

The party began on the contrary of what all expected, with the 'blues' commanding and arrinconando to some culés that tried to do with the possession. After several imprecise attempts venues, the visitors remained with the leather, but the problem was that during a lot of minutes did not know what do with him. His game was too flat by his fault of tarpaulin and by the rival merits, in a chessboard in which they moved very few index cards.

Because further of a head butt of the sacrificed Paulinho, less incisive that of habit, the Barça did not appear by the goal of Thibaut Courtois, and those that himself frecuentaron the one of Marc-André Ter Stegen were the English. They arrived few times, but all they carried feeling of danger, with Willian desatado and cutting like a knife to a defence that seemed too slow. The Brazilian did to shiver to the Catalans and to the sticks, with two played in which it threw the long balloon and commanded both whiplashes to the wood.

Messi breaks the curse 

The script hardly changed in the second half, in which if acaso the men of Ernesto Valverde put him something more than impetus. Without oportunides dangerous, what arrived first was the fright, by a grave fault of attention in front of an action that repeated in numerous occasions. As it is used to say, so much goes the cántaro to the source...

Because in this occasion was a corner that arrived of miracle for Chelsea what could complicate the classification, with a played tested that consisted in hardly a pair of passes followed. The balloon arrived him to the inspired Willian, that did not change what already had worked him. Trip to the right to open space, finish dry and raso... And goal.

It put very slope up the classification for the Barça, that had to a willing rival to do him blood to the against and not even had done a rasguño in his shell, but in one of the few defensive errors of the British, definitely the worst, arrived a salvation that, like the kickoff of corner, arrived almost rained of the sky. Justo began to work the lane of Jordi Alba, but was not necessary.

Andreas Christensen saw very alone in the band in front of the pressure of the culés, and put a pass to the centre that was mortal. Between the players that doubted and those that did not arrive appeared Iniesta, with a career of veinteañero, to put the balloon to the edge of the area with a gift that Leo Messi wrapped and decorated with a bowThe curse disappeared at one stroke and the pass seemed much flatter of the expected.

Conscious that given the circumstances could give by happy, the Catalans stepped backwards to treat to save the clothes. The exchange of hits until in the chamber of final hour did not leave too many joys, because anybody wanted to lose in a minute what had cost so much tie up. At the end Chelsea remained without prize by an effectiveness of which always has done gala, and the Barça discovered that in the Champions, sometimes with surviving costs him. To win will do fault much more, but to play well always there is time. For the moment the advantage is what explains.

Technical index card of the party: Chelsea-FC Barcelona 1-1

Chelsea FC: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fábregas (Drinkwater, min 84), Alonso; Willian, Hazard, Pedro (Morata, min 83).

FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Hammered, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta (André Gomes, min 91), Paulinho (Aleix Vidal, min 63); Suárez and Messi.

Goals of the party: 1-0 Willian (min 62), 1-1 Messi (min 75).

Referee: Cüneyt Çakir.

Incidences: corresponding Party to the gone of eighth of the Champions League.

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