Chelsea earned a credible draw with Barcelona in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie on Tuesday night.
Willian opened the scoring with a fine strike around the hour mark, but the Spanish giants equalised through Lionel Messi after a mix up in the Chelsea defence.
The two teams reconvene at Camp Nou in three weeks’ time with it all to play for as they aim to earn a place in the quarter-finals of Europe’s premier competition.
However it wasn’t the goals or a particular piece of play from any of Barcelona’s stars which caught our eye in the entertaining clash.
No, it was Chelsea’s “complete forward” left-back Marcos Alonso, who grabbed our attention with a wonderful piece of individual skill.
He chased a loose ball towards the touchline and performed a phenomenal Cruyff turn to skip away from Ivan Rakitic, nutmegging the Croatian in the process, drawing a foul as a result.
Alonso is selling dreams tonight.. pic.twitter.com/rhmKuNcz3B
— . (@OfficialCheIs) February 20, 2018
These players knew how to make their mark.
This will do your head in.
Featuring plenty of Razor Ruddock.
One of the World Cup’s most infamous matches.
Dean Ashton’s career was cruelly cut short.
Fair play to the Brazil fan dressed as a sticker.
This is outstanding.
Five penalties were given, but only three scored.
His free-kicks alone were worth the entrance fee.
Juan Carlos Valeron was a true footballing artist.