Lionel Messi completed 92 percent of his passes last night, but he turned straight into Frank Lampard, who tore Barcelona’s defence open with a brilliant diagonal ball to Ramires.
Two issues for Pep Guardiola to ponder: 1) Where was Dani Alves? 2) Why was Javier Mascherano marking air?
Ramires squared the ball up to Didier Drogba, whose goal cemented his starting position in the second leg.
Drogba took advantage of Adriano being caught out of position and Mascherano being in la la land.
Guardiola needs to weigh up the pros and cons of Alves playing as an auxiliary wide forward.
In several El Clásicos, Alves proved to the world that when he wants to defend, he can be world class by shutting down Cristiano Ronaldo.
Though I suspect Guardiola instructed Alves to stay back because Xabi Alonso kept playing diagonal long balls attacking the vacant space left by Alves.
If Alves continues to disregard his defensive positioning, Chelsea have a way out by sending long balls behind him to Ramires.