12 12 12 12 Lionel Messi – 8 – Incredible performance from the mercurial Messi. Has mastered the art of doing just enough to stay in the game, only bursting into life when needed. Took his goal superbly well and was a constant menace on the ball. 12 12 Samuel Umtiti – 6 – The France international is definitely a work in progress, but big European games like this alongside the experienced Pique will undoubtedly help. Amazing physical prowess allows him to cover so much ground. 12 12 12 Jordi Alba – 6 – Normally manages to get in behind teams with his searing pace. However, Chelseas excellent defensive organisation meant there was no space in behind for him to exploit. 12 Sergio Busquets – 5 – The holding midfielder has one of the greatest footballing brains in the world. However, his cynical nature and gamesmanship means he will never truly get the recognition he deserves. Despite restricting Chelsea to just 25% possession in the first half, Busquets will be remembered from this game for the nasty tackle on Hazard late on. Ivan Rakitic – 4 – Will be having nightmares about the pace and intensity of the Chelsea midfielder. Kante was absolutely everywhere as per, while Willian was undoubtedly the star of the show. Failed to contribute enough going forward or tracking back. Sergi Roberto – 7 – His transition into a right-back from a central midfielder is almost complete. The youngster is exceptionally dependable and carries the ball forward so well. Was caught with a nasty looking challenge by Rudiger in the second half. 12 Gerard Pique – 6 – Considering he came into the game with a rumoured knee injury, the defender will be grateful Antonio Conte decided to leave the more robust Alvaro Morata on the bench. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen – 6 (Click the right arrow, above, to see the rest of the gallery) – Left completely and utterly dumbfounded by all three of Willians efforts, had very little to do other than stand and watch as the ball sailed past him on every occasion. Paulinho – 5 – The former Tottenham man looked like the player who left Spurs for China all those years ago. He was virtually anonymous in the time he was on the pitch and will need to do more in the second leg, should he start. Andres Iniesta – 7 – Although the Spanish legend is no longer the dynamic midfielder he once was, he is still able to control games from deep. Wasnt given enough protection from his midfield counterparts with Willian running riot, but proved his worth to the side by assisting Messi with such composure 12 SUB. Aleix Vidal – 6 – Looked more of a threat down the righthand side than Paulinho, the defender also helped stem the flow of Chelsea counter-attacks with his natural defensive instincts. Lionel Messi capitalised on a rare defensive lapse by Chelsea during an entertaining Champions League clash which finished 1-1 at Stamford Bridge.The Argentinean cancelled out Willian’s superbly taken goal after Andres Iniesta capitlised on a wayward pass in the Chelsea backpass.Before the game, the Catalan club warmed up for about 15 minutes, and it was the English champions that looked the more awake with Willian hitting both posts in the first half.However, the scores are level heading into a finely poised second leg at the Camp Nou.So how did the Spanish stars get on?Click the right arrow, above, to see the entire gallery. Luis Suarez – 4 – A frustrating night for the former Liverpool forward, everything he tried failed to come off. Was incensed when the officials failed to award him a penalty in the second half when it appeared he was clipped by Rudiger.
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