Barcelona utilized available chances against Chelsea, beat the English side 3-0 at the Camp Nou and qualifies for the quarter finals of the champions’ league on 4-1 aggregate.
Lionel Messi show the net as early the 3rd minute before setting up a goal for forward Ousmane Dembele at the 20th minute to score his first goal for Barcelona meanwhile the Argentine sealed the deal at the 63rd minute.
Following the tight angled goal Messi scored through Courtois’s legs, the Barcelona play maker, 17 minutes later orchestrated a gift for Dembele.
Francesc Fabregas lost possession to his friend/ opponent Messi at the centre circle, the 31 years old forward worked his way to the edge of the box before rolling it over the Dembele who with a perusing shot smashed it home.
Luis Suarez in a counter attack found Messi who faced courageously a seemingly set Chelsea defense but two touches by left footed magician created him pathway before replicating the first goal as the shot went similarly in between Courtois’ again.
Marcos Alonso was denied a penalty following a bad tackle by defender Gerard Pique, N’Golo Kante shot wide, Alonso forced Barcelona goal keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to a save before being denied again by the cross bar whereas Antonio Rudiger also faced denial by the cross bar towards the end of the game.
As Chelsea paves way in the Champions League for Barcelona, their premier League title hopes is already history not forgetting the impossibility of qualifying for the European competition next season but they have FA Cup hopes.
Whereas Barcelona is definitely a serious contender of the European title and looks over zealous to lift the domestic trophy too.
Barcelona joins the rest in the last eight draw [quarter finals] on Friday before hosting Sevilla on Sunday whereas Chelsea will visit the King Power Stadium to play Leicester City in the quarter finals of the FA Cup on Sunday.