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WATCH: This is the moment Lionel Messi broke 12-year record against Chelsea

The Argentine maestro finally scored against Chelsea in his ninth game against the Blues in a run stretching back to 2006

Never doubt Lionel Messi.

The Argentine maestro in undoubtedly the best player in the world and he always turns up in the biggest games.

Just ask Antonio Conte.

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Would these two be better or worse as siamese twins?

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Would these two be better or worse as siamese twins?

After pulling the string for Barcelona in the first half and seemingly finding as much space as you could want in Chelsea’s midfield, he turned on the style when Barca need it most.

All the talk before the game had been how Messi had never scored against Chelsea in nine games.

That Barcelona’s talisman was fighting some sort of forcefield around the Chelsea goal that had stopped him finding the back of the net since he first played the Blues in 2006.

Only one outcome

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Only one outcome

Well everyone can calm down the next time these two face each other as Messi has now shown all the haters.

At 1-0 down thanks to Willian’s third time lucky curled strike, Messi stepped up to level the tie and score a crucial away goal.

Chelsea made a complete mess of a straightforward situation at the back as they tried to pass their way out.

Andreas Christensen sends a hospital pass across the back four which Cesar Azpilicueta just couldn’t reach.

Andres Iniesta rolls it back to Messi on the edge of the area and as cool as you like he rolls the ball past the wrongfooted Thibaut Courtois and into the bottom corner.

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It was Messi’s first goal in 730 minutes of football against Chelsea.

The strike was also the first time a Barcelona player has scored an away goal in the Champions League since November 2016.

But to be honest, it looked like it could have been any other team at any other point in the tournament because those finishes are Messi’s bread and butter.

And Remember whenever these two play each other in Europe, the winner always goes on to win the tournament.