Chelsea has tried it at Camp Nou, but in the end had several recognize against FC Barcelona. Under the direction of Maestro Messi was 3-0 in Spain, after the first leg at 1-1 was finished. At Chelsea was Eden Hazard a few times, but offensively put the Blues yet again disappoint. Barça is the earned eighth and final kwartfinalist in the Champions League. Friday draw.
Chelsea went to Barcelona with not too favourable position. Despite a strong first leg was then still a goal within: Messi and Iniesta punished defensive geblunder and resulted in the 1-1 draw.
The Blues then had to make a goal in Camp Nou, so was looking forward to what eleven coach Antonio Conte would prepare. Read: with or without a real striker in the point? The Italian knew that it was five to twelve and then put also Hazard on his favourite left, with striker Olivier Giroud in the point. At Barcelona was Ousmane Dembéle the most notable name, the French flankspeler is still looking for his bloedvorm since his departure to Dortmund.
After the delicious Barcelona-tune, followed by the Champions League anthem, rolled the ball… and that resulted immediately in a goal. Lionel Messi knew Thibaut Courtois to the surprise from the right, he blasted diagonally in the 1-0 on the board. False start for Courtois, false start for Chelsea. Barça immediately on roses, and after twenty minutes play was even better.
Ousmane Dembélé seemed the itself difficult to make, but with his lesser foot kicked he the ball any time over Courtois: 2-0 for Barcelona, Chelsea now had twice scoring. An impossible task for the Blues, despite a few clever actions of Hazard could the little attacking pressure develop. The Spaniard Marcos Alonso was the nearest to a goal before the break, but scoring didn’t work for the people of london.
Camp Nou loved that from @Dembouz – we’re sure you did, too!
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) March 14, 2018
Also not in the second half, although Chelsea also not helped by the ref Skomina. Who had the ball after five minutes of play, always on the dot should be put after a tackle from Piqué on Giroud, but saw no hesitation in the wrong tackle. Chelsea felt wronged, and then came actually never out of the starting blocks. On the contrary: it was Lionel Messi that the fate of Chelsea just after the hour sealed. The Flea put a pale Courtois again to look, he slammed the ball between the legs of the goalie in and gave Barcelona the 3-0 lead.
Not just a goal, by the way, but the hundredth goal in the Champions League for Lionel Messi. Only one player did better… the counter of Cristiano Ronaldo, stands at 117.
Match played, of course. Barcelona took the foot off the accelerator, Chelsea was already with the thoughts in England. It plays Sunday against Leicester in the FA Cup, the only trophy home to Chelsea this season still fighting. Camp Nou fourth in the meantime, feast, Friday is the inside of the drum when the draw for the quarter-finals.
Barcelona – Chelsea: 3-0 (round: 1-1)
Besiktas – Bayern Munich: 1-3 (go: 0-5)
Manchester United – Sevilla 1-2 ( 0-0)
AS Roma – Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 (1-2)
PSG – Real Madrid 1-2 (1-3)
Liverpool – FC Porto 0-0 (5-0)
Manchester City – Basel 1-2 (4-0)
Tottenham – Juventus 1-2 (2-2)