The story of the second leg was somewhat similar to the first. Chelsea pushed and pushed. They made Barcelona work to get the ball and were dangerous when they were on it. The finishing in the final third deserted them and so did Thibaut Courtois’ lacklustre performance down the other end. But the main reason why Chelsea lost really, is the fact that Lionel Messi plays for Barcelona. The Argentine great was ruthless, making sure he ran the Chelsea defence ragged whenever he was on the ball and ended the match being only the second player after Cristiano Ronaldo to score 100 Champions League goals.
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