Suarez sends Messi goal warning to Chelsea

first_imgChelsea v Barcelona Suarez sends Messi goal warning to Chelsea ahead of Camp Nou trip Dejan Kalinic 08:59 2/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) LuisSuarez - Cropped Getty Images Chelsea v Barcelona UEFA Champions League Barcelona Chelsea Luis Suárez The Barcelona striker believes a vital effort in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge will lead to a more open second leg in a Champions League last-16 tie Barcelona star Luis Suarez believes his team’s away goal against Chelsea will give them more space in the Champions League last-16 second leg.Lionel Messi cancelled out Willian’s 62nd-minute opener at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, putting the La Liga giants on top in the tie.Suarez feels Messi’s strike – his first in nine matches against the Premier League outfit – will give Barca a boost heading into the second leg on March 14. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “It was a beneficial goal for the second leg to have more space at the Camp Nou,” he said, via Marca.”Our strength is being better at home, that’s why it was important to score.”Now they have to try to score at the Camp Nou and we’ll have more space.”Barca struggled to create many chances before an Andreas Christensen error allowed Messi to equalise.Despite his side’s challenges, Suarez played down any suggestions he felt isolated during the first leg.”I didn’t feel alone up front,” he said.”In these games you have to be intelligent and look for the best solution.”Seeing that Leo couldn’t create chances, he dropped a bit deeper to find spaces.”last_img read more