Football: Chelsea’s Petr Čech says was prepared for Messi


Commenting on Chelsea’s Champions League second-leg semifinal against Barcelona, the London team’s goalkeeper Petr Čech said he was “perfectly prepared” for a penalty kick by Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. The Argentine star missed the shot which led Barcelona’s elimination after a 2:2 draw. Pert Čech said his team had a clear strategy; in the case of a penalty, Čech was to “wait until the last moment and not make it easy by moving. I picked the right side and he hit the post”. Petr Čech will play in the Champions League final for the second time in his career.