Champions League (LIVE UPDATES): Barca, Chelsea fight for last quarter-final ticketby Seun Oluwapo 14/03/2018 14:45:00 0 comments 1 Views
The list of teams that would be playing in the quarterfinals for the UEFA Champions League will be completed tonight at Camp Nou.
Real Madrid, Liverpool, Sevilla, Juventus, Roma, Manchester City are already through to the next stage.
And while Bayern Munich looks to have done enough to be the undisputed seventh team, it will be battle royal for the last ticket between Barcelona and Chelsea tonight.
With the first leg ending in a 1-1 stalemate, Wednesday’s clash is well-poised, and many are predicting an explosive tie.
As always, attention will be on Lionel Messi who was able to break the Chelsea jinx last time in London and he would hope for more on his favourite home soil at Camp Nou.
On the part of Chelsea, Willian will hope his shots hit the back of the net more than the post as it was the case in the reverse fixture.
Nigerians and others alike will also want to see how Victor Moses will fare in this tie having done quite well in the first leg.
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CHELSEA STARTING XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Hazard, Giroud, Willian
CHELSEA SUBS: Caballero, Morata, Pedro, Bakayoko, Zappacosta, Cahill, Emerson
BARCELONA STARTING XI: Ter Stegen; Roberto, Umtiti, Pique, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta; Dembele, Suarez, Messi
BARCELONA SUBS: Cillessen, Paulinho, Alcacer, Digne, Gomes, Vidal, Vermaelen
Camp Nou is full to the brim… and we are set for kick off
The two teams are heading to the pitch now
KICKOFF.. Barcelona gets the game underway
GOALLLL.. Lionel Messi Puts Barcelona in front
Fantastic assist from Suarez as Messi slots the ball in-between the legs of Courtois from a difficult angle
Dembele commits a free kick and Chelsea hoping to make the best off it
Nice try by Willian and Chelsea win a free kick
Victor Moses tries a pass to Willian inside Barcelona box but well intercepted by Barcelona
Lionel Messi’s goal after two minutes and eight seconds is said to be his fastest goal ever in all competition for club and country.
GOALLLLL!!! Dembele makes it 2-0 after a counter attack
Yellow Card for Sergio Roberto after mishandling Hazard
Barcelona have had two attempts at goal and they are two goals up