Chelsea's Willian celebrates after scoring the opening goal of his team during the Champions League, round of 16, first-leg soccer match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge stadium, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Willian isn't used to receiving much acclaim.If any Chelsea player was going to outshine Lionel Messi against Barcelona, surely it was going to be Eden Hazard.Perhaps that's why Barcelona underestimated Willian Tuesday night, leaving him unmarked in dangerous spots so often.While Hazard's contribution as the false nine was modest, Willian produced one of his most complete performances for Chelsea in the Champions League last-16 first leg.Willian seized the opportunity to make an impact against Barcelona on the right wing in a game when Chelsea had to settle for 32 percent possession and was left frustrated when Messi equalized.That was in early in Jose Mourinho's second spell in charge, and Willian is on his third Chelsea manager in almost five years.At 29, this is Willian's moment – especially with a World Cup less than four months away.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE