Lionel Messi scored his first ever goal against Chelsea as Barcelona came from behind to draw 1-1 in Tuesday night’s Champions League last-16 first leg at Stamford Bridge.
Willian sent Chelsea ahead just past the hour before Messi levelled for the visitors in the 75th minute to leave the tie delicately poised ahead of the return match at Camp Nou next month..
Elsewhere, Bayern Munich are on the brink of a quarter-final spot in the Champions League for the seventh year running thanks to a ruthless showing to see off 10-man Besiktas 5-0 last night.
The five-time European champions were made to dig deep prior to their breakthrough goal shortly before half time, though they went on to add four more goals to their tally ahead of next month’s needless second leg.
Besiktas had given a good account of themselves prior to Domagoj Vida ‘s dismissal early on, which Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller took advantage of by finding the net twice apiece at the Allianz Arena.