Champions League (LIVE UPDATES): Barca, Chelsea fight for last quarter-final ticket

Barcelona FC and Chelsea FC logos used to illustrate the story. {photo credit: YouTube]

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.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for all the Live Updates… Kickoff is 8.45pm

CHELSEA STARTING XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Hazard, Giroud, Willian

CHELSEA SUBS: Caballero, Morata, Pedro, Bakayoko, Zappacosta, Cahill, Emerson


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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


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