Chelsea draw with Barcelona
1-1 after the first-leg at Stamford Bridge, most will now expect Barcelona to KO Chelsea from this season’s Champions League.
Chelsea have previously won at the Camp Nou. Indeed, on their last visit to Barcelona, goals from Ramires and Fernando Torres sealed a famous Chelsea win.
But after Tuesday’s match at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea know they need to score in Spain to reach the UCL quarterfinals.
Willian twice hit the post in the first half in midweek, before the Brazilian broke the deadlock just after the hour.
But Chelsea shot themselves in the foot. Gifting Barca a leveller, mistakes in the Blues backline were punished by Leo Messi for the equaliser.
Luis Suarez & Jordi Alba
Towards the end of the match, one incident grabbed plenty of attention.
Two Barcelona players, Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba, both went down at the same time holding their legs and screaming in apparent pain.
Suarez was floored after a confrontation with Chelsea sub Danny Drinkwater. As for Alba, he was sent crashing to the deck after a challenge from Victor Moses.
The truth is that both Barcelona players were touched before they went down.
Suarez and Alba didn’t dive.
Yet, that didn’t stop a wave of social media messages poking fun at the fallen twosome.
Alba was looking at Suarez for clarification when to stop 😭😂😭 pic.twitter.com/jVLPzc30fQ
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) February 21, 2018
This is the thing I hate most about playing Barcelona… Year in year out, doesn't change. Disgusting pricks. pic.twitter.com/8MJ6Ib3khQ
— Chenkovic (@_Asgardian) February 20, 2018
Picture of Barca’s tactics tonight.. pic.twitter.com/6TZROedMAt
— . (@OfficialCheIs) February 20, 2018
Lmao this club is Scum pic.twitter.com/7gbcPuwNrg
— kal (@Darmianology) February 20, 2018
— Chelsea FC Fan Club (@ConteBlueArmy) February 21, 2018