Even though this game started in a typical fashion -- Barcelona keeping the ball and Chelsea sitting back -- it's not unfolding how those kinds of Barca games usually unfold. Things have come alive in the past couple minutes, with both teams coming close to scoring. Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez had the best chance of the game so far, striking the crossbar in the 9th minute.
After a great one-two exchange with Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta chipped a wonderful ball over the top of the defense towards Sanchez. Ashley Cole failed to step up with his mates on the back line, keeping Sanchez onside. He chipped Petr Cech, but his shot didn't dip fast enough and rattled off the crossbar before it was cleared away.
One minute later, Barcelona looked a bit unorganized while defending a Chelsea long throw and Gary Cahill almost put it into the back of the net, but stabbed it wide.
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