Champions League: Chelsea tops Barcelona

With an inspired performance, the Blues beat Barcelona 1-0 Apr. 18 in the Champions League semifinal and set up a must-see second leg of the total-goals series in Spain next week.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: Lionel Messi of Barcelona looks dejected during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on April 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
Chelsea FC v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Semi Final
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: Lionel Messi of Barcelona looks dejected during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on April 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: Lionel Messi of Barcelona is challenged by Raul Meireles of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on April 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
Chelsea FC v Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Semi Final
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: Lionel Messi of Barcelona is challenged by Raul Meireles of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on April 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
El jugador argentino del Barcelona, Lionel Messi, izquierda, cabecea el balón en un partido contra Chelsea por las semifinales de la Liga de Campeones el miércoles, 18 de abril de 2012, en Londres. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
El jugador argentino del Barcelona, Lionel Messi, izquierda, cabecea el balón en un partido contra Chelsea por las semifinales de la Liga de Campeones el miércoles, 18 de abril de 2012, en Londres. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
El jugador argentino del Barcelona, Lionel Messi, izquierda, cabecea el balón en un partido contra Chelsea por las semifinales de la Liga de Campeones el miércoles, 18 de abril de 2012, en Londres. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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