Messi: Draw not a fair result
By Francisco Acedo and Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lionel Messi believes Chelsea were lucky to claim a 2-2 draw against Barcelona.
Lionel Messi believes Chelsea were lucky to claim a draw against Barcelona on Tuesday.
The game finished 2-2 following Didier Drogba's injury time equaliser, but Messi feels Barcelona deserved to win.
"I am unhappy with the result because it is not just," he said.
"Barcelona were the better team but these things happen in football."
Messi, who was injured in last year's clash against Chelsea, also accused the Premiership champions of fouling him throughout the game.
"I received many kicks but that was not a surprise to me. In every match against Chelsea I am the main target for their players," he explained.
Barcelona are now third in UEFA Champions League Group A but are certain to progress if they win their last two games - against Levski Sofia and Werder Bremen.
"Everything is still possible for us. Qualification is in our hands and I am totally convinced that we will win in Sofia and against Bremen," he urged.
Eidur Gudjohnsen, meanwhile, has avoided serious injury after being stretchered off against Chelsea, and could be in line to play this weekend.
The Icelandic striker underwent tests on Wednesday morning that revealed he only bruised his left ankle and requires anti-inflammatory treatment.
Barca feared that they would lose him for longer after he writhed in agony following a tackle from Ricardo Carvalho midway through the game at Camp Nou.
Gudjohnsen will continue to be monitored and the club's medical team will perform another examination on Thursday to see how the ankle reacts.
It will be a race against time for the former Chelsea forward to be fit to appear against Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday, but he will be ready for the second leg of the Copa del Rey tie against Badalona next week.