For 71 minutes, Arsenal was disciplined and bunkered down on defense to really make it tough for Barcelona to even just get a shot off. Arsenal didn’t even allow a shot on target from Barcelona in the first half, which is an achievement in itself.
But alas, it’s a 90 minute game and the one moment Arsenal let their guard down and Barcelona went on a counter attack, they struck with a vengeance and grabbed the lead with an all important away goal.
This was Messi’s first goal scored on Petr Cech in seven games. I know it’s very difficult to score a goal but the three man group of Messi, Neymar and Suarez just make it look easy. Yet, another example from MSN.