When Chelsea takes on Barcelona today in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal (2:30pm, ESPN2/ESPN360.com), all eyes will be on Lionel Messi and whether the Blues can find a way to stop him.
Messi is just one of the standouts in a star-studded series loaded with some of the best match-ups a soccer fan could hope to see. Here's the question for you: which match-up are you most looking forward to?
Is it Messi vs. Portuguese fullback Jose Boswinga? Samuel Eto'o vs. John Terry? Frank Lampard and Michael Essien vs. Xavi and Andres Iniesta? Carles Puyol vs. Didier Drogba?
So many great pairings to choose from. Which of these is the best? Is there a match-up that isn't on this list that you think will take center stage? Who do you see winning this series?
Share your thoughts on today's semifinal in the comments section below (and be sure to check back in to SBI this afternoon to follow commentary on the Chelsea-Barcelona semifinal).