It would be hard to argue otherwise. Throughout the second half, which included Messi's third missed penalty this season in the 49th minute, Barcelona controlled the ball and waited for the breakthrough moment. Because of Chelsea's defense, it never came.
Instead of defense-splitting passes, the Barcelona players kicked the ball from side to side. When they did get close to goal, several men in white shirts were there to stop the challenge.
And on and on it went until Fernando Torres — heavily criticized all season for his lack of goals — scored in the final seconds. A goal that meant Barcelona needed to score two to advance.
Two goals in a matter of seconds.
Not a chance, not even for Barcelona.
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