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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 June 2018

Extra Time podcast: Lionel Messi goes in search of first goal against Chelsea

Richard Jolly joins host Steve Luckings to preview the latest round of last-16 first leg ties, including Chelsea v Barcelona, Sevilla v Manchester United, Bayern Munich v Besiktas and Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma

Lionel Messi has failed to score in eight attempts against Chelsea. He takes his Barcelona side to Stamford Bridge for the first leg of their Uefa Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday. Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images
Lionel Messi has failed to score in eight attempts against Chelsea. He takes his Barcelona side to Stamford Bridge for the first leg of their Uefa Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday. Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

As unlikely as it sounds, Lionel Messi is still waiting to score his first goal against Chelsea after drawing a blank in eight previous Uefa Champions League matches. The five-time World Player of the Year is likely to get another chance to break his duck this week.

The teams have produced some epic games in the past although they have not met in the Champions League since Chelsea pulled off a remarkable backs-to-the-wall semi-final victory over Barcelona on the way to winning the trophy in 2012.

Messi missed a penalty in the second leg at Camp Nou as the London club overcame the first-half dismissal of captain John Terry, and a 2-0 deficit, to draw the game 2-2 and secure an unforgettable 3-2 aggregate win.

Richard Jolly joins Steve Luckings on the phone to give his analysis and predictions of this, as well as the other first-leg last 16 ties: Sevilla v Manchester United, Bayern Munich v Besiktas and Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma.

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