Feb 20, 2018 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 37,741
Chelsea
1-1
Barcelona
Willian (62')
Rudiger (80'), Morata (86')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Messi (75')
Rakitic (29'), Suarez (76'), Busquets (90')

Chelsea star Pedro: 'Stopping Lionel Messi is not impossible'

Pedro: 'Stopping Messi not impossible'
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Chelsea forward Pedro insists that Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi can be stopped.

Chelsea forward Pedro has claimed that it is "not impossible" for the team to stop Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

The Spain international played alongside the five-time Ballon d'Or winner for seven years at Camp Nou, and this evening the two could go head to head in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge.

"He's the best player in the world, but he's not invincible," The Telegraph quotes Pedro as saying. "It's probably a hard game for us, a massive game, but if the team are really focused on fighting together, you never know in football.

"We'll have possibilities to get through but obviously, it's Barcelona. It's Leo Messi. It's very difficult to stop this guy because he's very quick, very clever out on the pitch. But, look, it's not impossible."

Pedro has scored once and created two assists in five outings in the Champions League this season.

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