Highlights, Champions League R-16 2nd leg, Barcelona vs Chelsea: Lionel Messi inspires Barca to victory

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Highlights, Champions League R-16 2nd leg, Barcelona vs Chelsea: Lionel Messi inspires Barca to victory
  • 03:23 (IST)

    That's it from us tonight. And that's it from Round of 16. Barcelona's class prevailed over Chelsea tonight. Here are the eight teams who have qualified for the quarter-finals

    Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Juventus, Sevilla, AS Roma, Bayern Munich, Barcelona

  • 03:15 (IST)

    GOAT! 

  • 03:15 (IST)

    Some record this! 

  • 03:14 (IST)

    Chelsea were good, but not good enough! 

  • 03:11 (IST)

    Barcelona 3-0 Chelsea - FT stats

  • 03:11 (IST)

    Legend! 

  • 03:10 (IST)

    Job done for Barcelona! 

  • 03:08 (IST)

    FT: Barcelona 3-0 Chelsea (Agg: 4-1) 

    All over. Barcelona are through to the quarter-final after an emphatic win in the end. The scoreline on the night hardly reflects the state of the game as Chelsea played a bigger part in this tie than what the scoreline suggests. But Barcelona were clinical and deservedly go through to the next round

  • 03:05 (IST)

    90' Barcelona 3-0 Chelsea (Agg: 4-1) 

    2 minutes added on

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    82' Barcelona 3-0 Chelsea (Agg: 4-1) 

    Great reception for Pedro who won three Champions League medals at the Camp Nou

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    75' Barcelona 3-0 Chelsea (Agg: 4-1)

     
    The edge has gone off Chelea's play. They know the task is too far out of their reach. Barcelona meanwhile have defended very well tonight. A clean sheet against this Chelsea side who have been on their game is creditable

  • 02:42 (IST)

    68' Barcelona 3-0 Chelsea (Agg: 4-1)

    Chelsea changes: Victor Moses, Olivier Giroud OFF and Davide Zappacosta, Alvaro Morata ON

  • 02:39 (IST)

    60' Barcelona 3-0 Chelsea (Agg: 4-1)

    GOAL! Lionel Messi once again! His strike has surely put this tie to bed. Chelsea all over the place defensively. Despite having much of the play, Chelsea have been ripped apart by Messi and Co

  • 02:31 (IST)

    55' Barcelona 2-0 Chelsea (Agg: 3-1)

    Valverede realising the need to make a change with Chelsea dominating. Chelsea however need a goal to make a contest out of it

  • 02:29 (IST)

    50' Barcelona 2-0 Chelsea (Agg: 3-1)

    Chelsea have started very well in this second half and Barcelona are under pressure. A big penalty shout turned down by the referee and it wasn't the most straight-forward decision. This game is far from over

  • 02:21 (IST)

    Second half is underway at the Camp Nou

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    Barcelona 2-0 Chelsea - HT stats

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    Barcelona in control! 

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    Maybe it's not Chelsea's year! 

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    HT:  Barcelona 2-0 Chelsea (Agg: 3-1)

    Stange half where Chelsea have played pretty well but find themselves 2-0 down. Barcelona have been solid at the back and clinical in the final third and it has made all the difference so far. On the evidence of the first half, Chelsea are'nt certainly done yet, but they can't afford to concede any more goals. Barcelona would like to be more assertive in that second half but they can afford to keep it tight at the back and not give Chelsea any sniff

  • 02:04 (IST)

    45' Barcelona 2-0 Chelsea (Agg: 3-1)

    OFF THE POST! Alonso strikes the post with a free-kick. Chelsea not done yet

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    38' Barcelona 2-0 Chelsea (Agg: 3-1)

    Chelsea not out of this yet

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    30' Barcelona 2-0 Chelsea (Agg: 3-1)

    Courtois finally makes a save and keeps Chelsea in the tie. A clever back heel from Iniesta finds Suarez who is denied by the Chelsea goalkeeper. Barcelona controlling proceedings now. Chelsea need an inspiration from somewhere. And they need a goal

  • 01:45 (IST)

    25' Barcelona 2-0 Chelsea (Agg: 3-1)

    The second goal has deflated Chelsea a bit whose early zest has vanished. Barcelona are not exactly breathing fire but they don't need to thanks to the scoreline. Chelsea need to show character from here on. They need to repeat the feat from 2012

  • 01:38 (IST)

    20' Barcelona 2-0 Chelsea (Agg: 3-1)

    GOAL! Ousmane Dembele doubles Barcelona's lead after a brilliant counter-attack. Brilliant vision from Messi to lay it off to Dembele who made no mistake. Barcelona in control now

  • 01:34 (IST)

    15' Barcelona 1-0 Chelsea (Agg: 2-1)

    Chelsea are looking sharp in attack. Willian, Hazard and Giroud working well together. Barcelona have gone a bit quiet since the goal. Perhaps it's down to an improvement in Chelsea's play

  • 01:27 (IST)

    10' Barcelona 1-0 Chelsea (Agg: 2-1)

    Chelsea have done well since going behind. They have been on the front foot and have asked questions at the Barcelona defence. They need a goal to be right back into the contest, but can they keep Barcelona and Lionel Messi quiet. Intriguing game so far

  • 01:25 (IST)

    5' Barcelona 1-0 Chelsea (Agg: 2-1)

    What a horrible start for Chelsea who were undone rather too easily. Thibaut Courtois will feel guilty for that goal. There was no way even Messi who should be scoring from there. The goal doesn't change a great deal for Chelsea who have responded well since going down

  • 01:22 (IST)

    MESSSIII!!

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    3' Barcelona 1-0 Chelsea (Agg: 2-1)

    GOAL! Lionel Messi threads it through Coutois's legs to put Barcelona in front. What a start for the Catalans. Horrible start for Chelsea. Not the best piece of goalkeepeing from Thibaut Courtois there

  • 01:18 (IST)

    KICK OFF!

    The game is underway at the Camp Nou. Aggregate score 1-1. Barcelona lead on the away goals rule

  • 01:15 (IST)

    Goosebumps guranteed! 

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    Players in the tunnel now. Barcelona in their standard blue and maroon, Chelsea in changed white strips

  • 01:10 (IST)

    ICYMI! 

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    Some atmosphere at Camp Nou. Kick off is minutes away

  • 01:03 (IST)

    Chelsea are done with their warm up. It's time for the real action now!

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    Barcelona players flexing their muscles ahead of kick off

  • 00:53 (IST)

    Dominant! 

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    Rio Ferdinand is backing Barcelona. Not sure that's what Frank Lampard thinks though!

  • 00:48 (IST)

    Chelsea players are out to warm up at the Camp Nou

  • 00:47 (IST)

    Bayern Munich reach quarter-finals!

    In the earlier game, Bayern Munich beat Besiktas 3-1 in Turkey to advance to the quarter-final of the Champions League with an aggregate score of 8-1

  • 00:37 (IST)

    Big rivalry. Tonight will be another chapter! 

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    Chelsea have their task cut out! 

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    The Camp Nou is nice and ready for the big clash! 

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    Chelsea arriving at the Camp Nou! 

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    TEAM NEWS! 

    Barcelona XI: Andre ter Stegen (GK), Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta (C), Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi

    Chelsea XI: Thibaut Courtois (GK), Cesar Azpilicueta (C), Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, Cesc Fabregas, N'Golo Kante, Eden Hazard, Willian, Olivier Giroud

  • 00:17 (IST)

    Hello and wlecome to Live coverage of Champions League R-16 2nd leg match between Barcelona and Chelsea at the Camp Nou. Both teams are level at 1-1 but Barcelona have the advantage with the away goal that Lionel Messi scored late at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea thus need a goal to stay alive in the competition and according to manager Antonio Conte will need to play a 'perfect' game at the Camp Nou.

    So stick around for all the action as Barcelona and Chelsea write another chapter of their rivalry

Preview: Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta is fit to face Chelsea in their Champions League last-16 second leg at the Nou Camp on Wednesday after recovering from a hamstring injury with visiting coach Antonio Conte calling the midfielder “a genius”.

Iniesta famously got the added-time equaliser at Stamford Bridge in a 2009 semi-final, second leg before Barca went on to win the trophy but he was in danger of missing the latest clash after being injured against Atletico Madrid on 4 March.

Lionel Messi will be key for Barcelona against Chelsea at the Camp Nou. AP

Lionel Messi will be key for Barcelona against Chelsea at the Camp Nou. AP

“I like to compare him with (former Italy midfielder) Andrea Pirlo. We are talking about a genius, a genius with a football,” Conte told a news conference on Tuesday.

“I don’t know if tomorrow he could play (or not), but I think, in this type of game, it’s right to face the best players and not hope that they could miss out through injury.”

The English champions played better than the runaway La Liga leaders in last month’s first leg but were left cursing a careless pass by Andreas Christensen that allowed Lionel Messi to cancel out Willian’s opener in a 1-1 draw.

“We played a really good game and almost a perfect game. Also because when you play against Barcelona, who I consider one of the best in the world, if you want to have any hope to win the game you have to play a perfect game,” Conte said.

“We made one mistake and paid a lot for it. The final result of the first leg gave a great advantage to Barcelona but we know very well the philosophy of Barcelona, they will want to play their football tomorrow, to score and to win the game.”

No team in La Liga or Europe’s elite club competition has got the better of Ernesto Valverde’s side this season — their only loss came in a King’s Cup first leg against Espanyol — and Conte acknowledged his side would be in for a long night.

“We must start the game with great concentration, to stay with our heads on the pitch in every moment of the game, to know there are moments where we have to suffer,” the Italian said.

“It’s not only Chelsea but every team who play Barcelona must be prepared to suffer, to be compact. Then, when we have the ball, we must have the feeling in our heads to try and create a chance to score.”

Conte said Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was available after being rested with muscular fatigue in a 2-1 home win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday, meaning his only injured players are David Luiz and Ross Barkley.

With inputs from Reuters


Updated Date: Mar 15, 2018 03:24 AM

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