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UCL: Barcelona, Chelsea Clash For Last Eight

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Blaugrana welcome the Premier League outfit to Catalunya as they each attempt to reach the last eight of the competition.

Barcelona welcome Chelsea to Camp Nou on Wednesday in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

The sides are locked level after the first leg at Stamford Bridge, which finished 1-1, and they will be doing their utmost to ensure their place in the quarter-finals.
With home advantage and an away goal under their belts, Barca come into the game in a better position than the Blues, but Antonio Conte’s men will be undeterred.

When the sides met in the first leg back in February, Chelsea, and Willian in particular, looked to have the measure of Barcelona, but Messi responded to the Brazilian’s goal by breaking his Blues hoodoo to hand the Catalan giants the initiative heading into the second leg.

However, the Catalan giants also boast a vastly superior set of recent results, going unbeaten in the last 14 matches in all competitions, while Chelsea have lost two of their last five.

Messi returns to the squad having missed Barca’s last game for the birth of his third child, while Andres Iniesta took part in training on Monday and could be involved.

 

Nelson Semedo remains sidelined with an injury, while Philippe Coutinho is cup-tied because of his previous involvement in this season’s competition with Liverpool.

Chelsea are likely to be without defender David Luiz, who is recovering from an ankle injury, while Ross Barkley remains sidelined with a hamstring issue.

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