Barcelona secured their spot in the quarter finals of this year’s UEFA Champions League after eliminating Chelsea 4-1 on aggregate.
Drawing 1-1 on their first meeting at Stamford Bridge, Barca immediately took the attacking initiative and got themselves an early lead through their star player, Lionel Messi, who once again showcasing his prowess.
Conceding a quick goal stunned The Blues as they started to pour forward in search for goal that will get themselves back into that tie.
Unfortunately, luck doesn’t seem to be in Chelsea’s side as their failure in converting their chances combined with poor final pass pretty much cost them in the end.
Taking advantage of a defensive error, from a swift counter attack Barca doubled their advantage with Ousmane Dembele finishing off Messi’s assist on 20 minutes.
That second goal still didn’t stop Antonio Conte’s men from pushing forward, but it seemingly looked that it was never going to be their day as despite their constant threat, none of their opportunities turned into goals.
Instead of scoring, The Blues suffered another one instead with the Argentinian maestro once again getting his name on the score sheet with a fine finish from inside the penalty area.
No more goals were scored afterwards as Barcelona comfortably holding on to their 3-0 lead and waved goodbye to their English counterpart.
In another match, Bayern Munich also making their way into the last eight of UCL as they grabbed a 3-1 second leg win over Besiktas.
Already winning 5-0 at home, The Bavarian didn’t lose their commitment as they scored through Thiago Alcantara, an own goal and Sandro Wagner, while their opponent only able to pull one back with an effort from Vagner Love.