European Champions League

Chelsea 1 - Barcelona 1

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kanté, Cesc Fàbregas (Drinkwater 84’), Marcos Alonso; Willian, Hazard, Pedro (Morata 83‘). 3-4-3.
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Paulinho (Aleix Vidal 63‘), Iniesta (Andre Gomes 90’); Messi, Luis Suárez. 4-4-2.

1-0. 62. Willian. Controlled Hazard pass and curled shot past Ter Stegen.
1-1. 75. Messi. Latched on to Iniesta pass and drilled low shot past Courtois.

Yellow cards: Rakitic 29’, Luis Suárez 76’, Rudiger 80’, Morata 86’, Busquets 90’.

Messi’s first goal in nine games against Chelsea gave Barcelona a 1-1 draw in their Champions League first leg tie. Although the Catalans dominated in the opening minutes, Willian hit the post twice for the locals before the break, and with just over an hour gone he curled a shot past Ter Stegen to open the scoring. However with a quarter of an hour to go Iniesta intercepted a sloppy pass from Christensen to set up Messi for the equaliser, and everything will now be decided in the Nou Camp in three weeks’ time.