SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | CHELSEA FC 1 FC BARCELONA 1

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | CHELSEA FC 1 FC BARCELONA 1

UEFA Champions League action tonight with FC BARCELONA visiting CHELSEA FC & turning on an entertaining match with the end result a 1 - 1 draw. The tie is up for grabs at the "Camp Nou" when the London Club travels to Barcelona in two weeks.

Chelsea FC - FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona dominated the ball, but Chelsea FC kept the Spaniards boxed in with a very serious & disciplined defence always looking to exploit their speed up front with Hazard & Willian. The truth is Chelsea FC put in an excellent match with perhaps paying in the end due to their tremendous psychical effort in neutralizing Messi, Suarez & company most of the encounter.

Chelsea FC - FC Barcelona

Chelsea FC could have been two goals up in the first 45 min, but WILLIAN hit the post twice. Very unlucky as the Brazilian was very dangerous all night. In fact he opened the scoring in the 63rd min a "power drive" shot the he himself had set up taking the Barça defence towards the right side. Barça goalie Ter Stegen cannot see the shot.

Chelsea FC - FC Barcelona

However, as one would expect, FC Barcelona reacted & pressured upfront more putting Chelsea on the back foot. The English team could have sealed things but their counter-attacks lead by Hazard & Willian were not converted. The London team looked in the last 15 mins as if they were getting tired & mentally the mistakes arrived. 


It was precisely a Chelsea FC defensive mistake which allowed Iniesta to recover the lost ball & find LIONEL MESSI who scored the equalizer in the 76th min & his first ever against Chelsea. A mistake that may be eventually very costly specially with the return match coming up. 

End result a draw, & the decider in a couple of weeks in Spain. 

Tomorrow more Champions League action with Spanish Club Sevilla FC hosting Manchester United. 

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