Barcelona and Chelsea gunning for quarter final spot

Kristopher Nichols
March 15, 2018

When I played for Arsenal, I was a centre back and he was right winger. The German goalkeeper palms the ball back into play though and the danger's not over.

Alonso was denied by Ter Stegan after being set up by Willian and then N'Golo Kante had an even better opportunity but dragged a left-footed shot wide of the target.

Messi scored three goals and made another in the two-legged last-16 tie, which Barcelona won 4-1 on aggregate. Chelsea have to defend well and get goals tonight.

The former Chelsea striker endured a turbulent relationship with Conte during their time together at Stamford Bridge, and the Italian famously ended the 29-year-old's stint at Stamford Bridge via a curt text message.

For Antonio Conte, with his side four points adrift of fourth placed Liverpool, progression in the Champions League itself could well be Chelsea's best chance of qualifying for the competition in 2018/19.

Carles Puyol has revealed that he doesn't think Chelsea's Eden Hazard can be compared to players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (via Sky Sports).

The first-leg at Stamford Bridge ended 1-1 with Messi cancelling out Willian's opener for the Blues.

Prediction: Barcelona versus Chelsea at Camp Nou is a hard match to predict, notwithstanding the fact that Barcelona remain favourites in the game.

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With so much speculation over team selection, Antonio Conte has chose to stay put with Oliver Giroud upfront, leaving Eden Hazard in his more favoured position on the wing.

"I hope my players also have the same excitement [as me]".

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has handed a start to Olivier Giroud as his side take on Barcelona at Camp Nou.

"He is here and I think he feels at home here, with great players, a great project".

But, Willian has warned Barcelona that Chelsea can progress to the quarter finals if they play with the same intensity like they did in the first leg. "We have a very important game, too important to deviate to other topics". "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".

"There were missed passes from us and they scored from our mistakes". But when you have the ball you must have the feeling in your head, your heart, to try to create the chance to score.

"To see him moving to another side, given all that, is very hard". It is down to the player.

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