Messi Finally Solves the Petr Čech Jinx
Bummer for Arsenal. They were counting on that stalemate being part of the mix in their Champions League clash with the Blaugrana, but it was not to be.
Messi was on a mission.
And at the Emirates, of all places, the prolific Argentine led Barcelona past the Gunners in a first-leg 0-2 decision that's put Arsenal's hopes for advancement on life support.
So much for the the thought of Čech's presence playing mind games with Messi.
Naïveté shrouded the Gunner defense as Messi’s presence forced them to concede a penalty not long thereafter:
Messi may have passed over a penalty to Suárez recently, but this time, the stage was was his.
Looks like Arsenal's got only a couple of weeks to come up with a new jinx.