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Video: Throwing Back to Lionel Messi at Chelsea at 18 is a Very Entertaining Watch

Video: Throwing Back to Lionel Messi at Chelsea at 18 is a Very Entertaining Watch

Let’s hope Lionel Messi at Stamford Bridge tonight will be as entertaining as when he burst on to the scene there at 18.

The Barcelona legend will lead his side in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Chelsea later today, hoping to get a positive result to take back to the Camp Nou.

You wouldn’t bet against Barca doing it, particularly with Messi being in typically brilliant form of late.

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But, hopefully he remembers his star showing in London as an 18-year-old talent that not many knew about back in 2006.

Messi was in his first full season as a top team player at Barcelona and his quality performance helped Frank Rijkaard’s team win 3-2 on aggregate in a campaign that ended with them beating Arsenal 2-1 in the Champions League final:

It’s amazing to look back on just how good Messi was then too.

Now, he’s a lot better than he was back then so it should be fascinating to see what he does tonight and how Chelsea plan on coping with him in the game.

If they can deal with him, it could set up the second leg to be a very significant match in two weeks’ time.

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