Published: Sun, March 18, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Messi hits century in Barca win over Chelsea

Messi hits century in Barca win over Chelsea

And Messi then killed off any lasting hopes Chelsea may have had with the third goal of the game, nutmegging Courtois once more in the process.

Thibaut Courtois's howler after two minutes and eight seconds - the Chelsea No.1 was beaten at his near post by low strike from Messi that the Belgian admitted afterwards he simply hadn't anticipated - made an already hard task close to impossible.

"He'll be devastated with that because he's a top keeper - but that's not good enough at this level". Chelsea's task was thus made even more hard. The Belgian could have done better for the first and third goals, as he was twice beaten through his legs by Messi.

"Now we are not playing every three days", the Italian added.

The 24-year-old has been sidelined for six weeks after picking up an ankle injury in the 4-1 win over AFC Bournemouth earlier this month, and could now miss crucial games against Chelsea and Manchester City in April.

Often seen as a pro Real Madrid newspaper, Marca also acknowledged the Argentine's brilliance.

In the second half, it got worse for the Nigerian forward in an extremely frustrating night for both him and Chelsea.

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Cesc Fabregas may have trained and played with the great Lionel Messi for several years during his time in Barcelona, but the Spaniard still can't work out how to defend against him.

"Despite the blue resistance, with a tireless Willian, there's no way to beat Bar-a when Messi decides to play".

The Blaugrana faithful unveiled the epic banner just before kick-off on Wednesday night, with the words "Long Live The King" and an iconic picture of Messi celebrating last year's 6-1 win over PSG emblazoned across the almost 50-foot tifo.

The UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Friday at 1200 GMT/17.30 IST.

"The club take it seriously and we work as closely with them as we can to get the evidence to them and support them".

"Cristiano Ronaldo is not bothered about being on the halfway line and the rhythm of the game, he wants to be on the knife edge of the game".

"He's involved in the rhythm of the game constantly".

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