Barca Against Chelsea, A Meeting That Lionel Messi does not like
The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League is already underway. There are a lot of big games that will happen in February next year if referring to the draw, one of which is the match between Chelsea cons Barcelona.
The result of this draw was actually not liked by most Barcelona fans, and it is possible for Lionel Messi himself.
In total Chelsea and Barcelona have met 12 times in the Champions League event. Five of the 12 matches ended in a draw, four for Chelsea’s victory and three others ended for Barca’s victory.
Looking at the statistics that, practically Chelsea is a sharp pebble that often make Barcelona stumble.
Especially for Lionel Messi, he has faced Chelsea as much as eight times in the Champions League. Mirisnya, none of the eight matches that he managed to score goals.
Messi first face Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 of 2005-06 season. At that Messi was only 18 years old. And he became one of the Barca trident at that time that filled Samuel Eto’o and Ronaldinho.
Messi himself could have scored in the game if it was not kick hit the goalpost Petr Cech. At the end of the game Barca won 2-1 and ease their step into the last eight.
Lionel Messi dueled with Arjen Robben in the last 16 of the 2005-06 Champions League
After the game at Samford Bridge, Messi repeatedly met the Blues. Messi’s latest encounter with the London club took place in the 2011-12 Champions League semi-final.
Barca who was still ditukangi Pep Guardiola appear confident when visited the Blues headquarters in the first leg. They were superior at the time compared to Chelsea. In fact, there is probably almost no betting house in the world that champion Chelsea.
However, unexpectedly Chelsea won a successful 1-0 victory. Messi himself successfully turned off by a super defense game that applied Roberto Di Matteo at Chelsea at that time.
Barca and Messi looked at the second leg with high confidence. Hope for Barca seemed to succeed after Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta bring El Barca two goals ahead in the game. Messi himself scored two assists for both Barca’s goals.
Messi failed to score against Chelsea in the 2011-12 Champions League semi-final
However, a surprise goal from Ramires made Barcelona panic, especially Messi. Even when getting a golden opportunity from the white point was Messi failed to score goals. Barcelona and Messi finally buried deeply after Fernando Torres scored easy at the end of the game and ensure Chelsea’s move to the Champions League final in 2012 which then managed meraka champions.
However, if you look back, several times Messi also managed to beat the bad record that had haunted him. Messi had once called difficult to score when playing in England.
Bad thing that he removed with a beautiful goal in the final of the 2010-11 muism Champions League final against Manchester United. In addition, the player who is now 31-year-old had also been called hard to score goals against Petr Cech (former Chelsea goalkeeper)
Cech which has been so scourge duah can be conquered
However, Messi managed to break the goalkeeper’s goalkeeper from the Czech Republic in the last 16 of the Champions League 2015-16 season. At that time Cech has strengthened Chelsea. It is worth waiting for how a Lionel Messi faces a bad record that still survive in the Champions League last 16 against Chelsea in February.