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FC Barcelona vs Chelsea FC: UCL Match Preview


The Premier League champions drew 1-1 with Barca in the first leg.

Messi’s late strike – his first-ever against Chelsea at the ninth attempt – cancelled out Willian’s effort at Stamford Bridge.

Barcelona hold “a great advantage” heading into the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie with Chelsea at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night, according to Antonio Conte. The Italian thinks his side still have a chance of progressing to the quarter-finals of Europe’s premier club competition, the draw for which takes place on Friday.

Chelsea will be without midfielder Ross Barkley and centre-back David Luiz with injury.

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta could return from a hamstring problem which will be assessed before kick-off. Nelson Semedo and Denis Suarez miss out with injury.

Opta stats

  • 68 per cent of away sides to draw the first leg of a Champions League knockout tie 1-1 progressed to the next round (23/34).
  • Barcelona’s record at home against English clubs in the Champions League: W19, D11, L2.
  • This will be the 14th meeting between these sides in the Champions League.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last eight Champions League games against Barcelona.


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