Barcelona Legend Worried About A Possible Repeat Of 2012 against Chelsea

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"I don't know whether Iniesta can play tomorrow but this type of game requires the best players - I do not hope he's injured and misses out".

Coach Antonio Conte is likely to repeat his starting lineup at the Bridge in Spain later this evening, with Willian leading the park, since Alvaro Morata has struggled for form in the last few months.

While attending a press conference the Brazilian said, "In the Camp Nou you have to play the ideal match".

'The first leg was a top-quality game with great players on both sides, ' said the Brazilian, who scored five goals in 94 appearances for the Blues between 2007 and 2010 and played in midfield at times.

81 - Messi's opener against Chelsea came with his right foot, but the vast majority of his 100 Champions League goals - 81 of them - have been with his stronger left.

"In this game, when we have the ball we have to be more clinical". This might not be the most scintillating Barcelona team of recent memory, but they are efficient and, not to hammer the point too much, they have Messi, who has apparently scored 472 free-kicks since the turn of the year.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has described Barcelona's Andres Iniesta as a "genius" and challenged Eden Hazard to emulate the Spaniard by winning major trophies.

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Not being part of the IndyCar opener was hard for Castroneves, who found himself with odd idle time at the racetrack. Bourdais inherited the lead with two laps left when Alexander Rossi nudged leader Robert Wickens going into turn 1.

The first leg at the Stamford Bridge in London saw Barcelona get a vital away goal through Lionel Messi after Willian had handed Chelsea a lead in the second half.

"But when we made a mistake, we paid for it".

Unbeaten in La Liga, there is a sense that this is a new look Barcelona, with Ernesto Valverde emphasising pragmatism over the usually florid idealism that is concerned the Barcelona style of play. Not so, however, that they remain the only team in Europe - and Messi the only player - who do things like this on a regular basis.

The Blues striker netted nine times in his opening eight games in all competitions following his summer move.

"[Neymar] has not told me he wants to return", he said.

Lionel Messi put a pair of shots through Courtois' legs, with Ousmane Dembele adding another goal as Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 win to advance to the quarterfinals 4-1 on aggregate. He got in behind the Barcelona defence and went down claiming a foul from Gerard Pique in the penalty area, but referee Damir Skomina was having none of it.

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