Chelsea Can’t Even Get A Touch Before Messi Megs Courtois For Barca’s Opener

Barcelona pinned Chelsea back and then Messi delivered the coup de grace by megging Thibaut Courtois.

It’s an absolute disaster for Chelsea as three minutes of Barcelona possession straight from kick off has been ultimately rewarded with the opener from Lionel Messi. 

Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic dictated play in Chelsea’s half straight away, but there was no penetration before the ball was suddenly in the back of the net. 

Messi tried to play a one-two with Ousmane Dembele at the top of the box, but a deflection brought it to Luis Suarez. Suarez played a first-time pass to Messi, who’d continued his run, and he slipped his finish through the legs of Thibaut Courtois. 

Barcelona now lead 2-1 on aggregate, and Chelsea’s initial game plan has certainly been tossed out the window. 

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