Register Login Scores

Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Cech Boasts About Record Against Messi

Chelsea legend Petr Cech has boasted about his record against FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

Read: Barca Considering Shock Swoop For Tottenham Star

The goalkeeper, who later played for Arsenal, lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy back in 2012 while featuring for the Blues, and was also a part of the team that lost to Barca in a controversial semi-final tie in 2009.

However, Cech is quite proud of his record against the Argentine, believing that he came out on top in their individual duels over the years.

"It took him a long time to score past me – 10 games in fact, as I was an Arsenal player when he eventually did," the legendary shot-stopper said, according to the Daily Mail.

"He missed penalties, I made saves, he hit the post, but he never scored past me at Chelsea. It was a pleasure to keep a clean sheet against him.

"When he had the penalty in the Nou Camp in 2012, that was a defining moment."

Cech, who may not have put his glove to the ball at that moment, also revealed the work that went into getting into Messi's head, which seemingly resulted in the ball hitting the crossbar.

"I was thinking about what he could do, what he would do. So my strategy was to wait and wait until I could see where he was going to hit it," he added.

Read: Solskjaer Reacts To 'Sack' Talk

"So when I moved the way he was going to strike the ball, he knew he had to go high to beat me – but he went too high and it struck the bar."

The Top Goalscorers In The Champions League So Far

Pirlo Slams His 'Egotistical' Players

Messi Sends Maradona A Message


Top 5

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

21 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Nedbank Cup Last 32 Fixtures Revealed

131 Jan 14, 2021 06:28 PM in Nedbank Cup

Transfer Update: Salah

1 Jan 19, 2021 12:42 PM in English Premier League

Chiefs' Plans To Catch Downs

146 Jan 08, 2021 07:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Confirmed: Serero Lands New Contract

12 Jan 18, 2021 10:10 AM in Players Abroad

Hunt Selects Chiefs' Man Of The Match, Snubs Nurkovic

41 Jan 19, 2021 07:45 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Transfer Update: Salah

1 Jan 19, 2021 12:42 PM in English Premier League

Revealed: Serero Amongst 10 Highest Valued SA Players

3 Jan 19, 2021 11:45 AM in Players Abroad

Check Out Moleko’s Farm Ride Flexes

4 Jan 21, 2021 03:10 PM in Stars & Their Cars

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Chiefs Explain Unpleasant Trip To Angola

56 Jan 07, 2021 09:14 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Festival & Co Lauded As Unbeaten Swallows Prepare For Bucs

6 Jan 07, 2021 03:12 PM in Orlando Pirates