UCL: Messi breaks Chelsea goal Jinx
Chelsea were forced to a 1-1 draw against rivals Barcelona in the first-leg round 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League at Stamford Bridge .
Super Eagles forward Victor Moses was in action for Chelsea and was kept busy as the English champions put up a defensive shift.
Willian gave Chelsea the lead before Lionel Messi drew Barcelona level from a mistake, scoring his first-ever goal against the London club in his ninth goal against them.Chelsea had the game’s first attempt in the fifth minute through Eden Hazard whose left-foot strike went just wide off target.
Chelsea took the lead in the 62nd minute as Willian curled in a right low strike from the edge after being teed up by Hazard.
Barcelona equalised in the minute 75th minute thanks to Messi who slotted past Courtois from Andres Iniesta’s clever cut-back following careless defensive play by the Chelsea backline.
With five minutes left, Moses tried a long range effort but saw his effort go wide off the target.The return leg comes up on at the Nou Camp.
In the other tie at the Allianz Arena night, hosts Bayern Munich thrashed 10-man Besiktas 5-0.Sixteen minutes into the game, Besiktas were reduced to 10 men after Domagoj Vida was shown a straight red card.A brace each from Thomas Mueller (43rd, 66th minutes), Robert Lewandowski (79th, 88th minutes) and a goal from Kingsley Coman (53rd minute) gave Bayern a massive first-leg advantage