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Luis Suarez Reveals How Lionel Messi Altered His Position to Help Earn Barcelona’s Draw With Chelsea

Barcelona ahead Luis Suarez has revealed that Lionel Messi made an clever positional change to equalise in opposition to Chelsea within the 1-1 draw within the Champions League on the Nou Camp on Tuesday evening.

Chelsea attacker Willian fired the house aspect in entrance simply after the hour mark, earlier than ​Messi struck stage to interrupt his duck and rating his first objective in opposition to Chelsea within the Champions League.

Former Liverpool striker Suarez admitted afterwards that Messi was rising annoyed as he struggled to make the affect that he wished, so determined to drop right into a deep place to drag the strings.

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“In these sort of video games you must be sensible,” stated the Uruguayan (by way of the ​Mirror). “Leo couldn’t create many conditions of hazard being near me so he threw himself backwards to search for these kind of conditions.”

This tactical change by the Argentine got here off as he drew Barça stage after 75 minutes, giving the Catalonian aspect an important away objective going into the second leg on the Nou Camp.

Suarez felt that earlier than the objective he ought to have been awarded a penalty, saying:  

“As quickly because the ball arrived at me, I used to be knocked off my stability by Rudiger. I tried to remain on my toes however the affect knocked me over…however the referee didn’t make the choice, so I attempted to press and win again the ball.”

Suarez is assured that Blaugrana can end the job off within the return leg in entrance of the Barca followers, particularly after having the benefit of the away objective.

He stated: “The result’s good, they should go there to attain a objective. It won’t be simple, however we are able to profit from that. We’re stronger at residence. They are going to be pressured to attain and we could have more room.”

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