The Barcelona genius Lionel Messi, who it must be mentioned has played against Chelsea eight times and failed to score in any of them, is aware that nothing can be taken for granted in a Champions League semi-final.
Messi said: “There are no easy games when you reach the knockout stage. Our opponents are there on merit and we do not take any threat likely. There is no room for complacency or presumption.”
“Chelsea are playing without expectations or pressure in some respects because everyone expects Barcelona to win. But they have vast experience and we will treat them with the utmost respect. Games in the past have been very close, there was not much in them.”
In fact the last time we met Barca, Iniesta scored an equaliser in the 93rd minute to knock Chelsea out, so it is time for some sweeeeeeet revenge!