Sports News of Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Another day, another Champions League night. After yesterday’s dramatic scenes at Old Trafford where Manchester United crashed out of Europe’s elite club competition, another big night beckons as English Premier League side Chelsea go to Spain with the ambition to overcome Barcelona in the Spanish giants’ own back yard.
Antonio Conte’s Premier League champions were heavy outsiders after being drawn against Barca in the last-16, but Willian’s goal looked to have handed Chelsea an unlikely one-goal advantage to take to the Camp Nou.
Unfortunately for Chelsea, Lionel Messi finally broke his scoring duck against the Blues to net a vital away goal and swing the tie in Barca’s favour.
Chelsea are still very much in with a chance of reaching the last eight, but must score at least once against Ernesto Valverde’s La Liga leaders to stand any chance of progressing tonight.
Can they do it? Will they do it?
Find it here as we bring you updates from the game. Game kicks off at 7:45pm GMT
Chelsea team face Barcelona: Coutois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso, Willian, Giroud, Hazard.
Barcelona Team to face Chelsea: Ter Stegen, Roberto, Pique, Umtiti, Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, Iniesta, Dembele, Suarez, Messi.