One of the few things that Lionel Messi has yet to do in his remarkable career is score against Chelsea. He'll get an opportunity to snap that six-game drought in the first leg of Barcelona's highly anticipated UEFA Champions League semifinal with Chelsea, with Wednesday's first leg taking place at Stamford Bridge (2 p.m., FX).
Barcelona is on a mission to repeat as UCL title holders, and to do that the Spanish giants will aim to seize control of the series on the road in a rematch of the controversial 2009 semifinal that they won on a late Andres Iniesta goal. The match also marks the return to London for a pair of former Premier League standouts, as Javier Mascherano and Cesc Fabregas are both in the starting XI for Pep Guardiola's side.
Chelsea has been playing a much better brand of soccer under interim manager Roberto Di Matteo, and the Blues need an advantageous result at home to avoid having to climb a steep mountain at Camp Nou in next week's return leg.
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