UCL: Barcelona, Chelsea Clash For Last Eight

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says good players want to compete in matches like these this: "Every player must be excited to play this kind of game".

The first match between the sides at Stamford Bridge finished as a 1-1 draw, with Willian's opener being cancelled out by Lionel Messi's goal, meaning the last-16 encounter is finely poised ahead of the decisive match in Spain tonight.

Chelsea will be looking for every single chance to counter and that is where Barca's possession game can be risky for the Catalans themselves.

In arguably one of the greatest Champions League games ever, Chelsea came from behind to advance to the 2012 UCL final with a 2-2 draw against Barcelona.

"He needs to be physically stronger and hold the ball up more".

Conte hasn't exactly hidden the fact he could return, at some point, to try and lead his country to global glory, but as long as he's under contract at Stamford Bridge, that's where his focus is. The Brazilian was excellent in the first leg, with the post preventing him from scoring a few times.

The big question is who to play up front: an off-form Alvaro Morata or a limited Olivier Giroud?

Antonio Rudiger is available for the visitors after he was rested for Chelsea's victory over Crystal Palace at the weekend.

"It's very hard to say which [English opponent] was the toughest because during my time there were wonderful players at all these clubs", he said. "Iniesta won a lot in his career, Hazard has to start winning important trophies".

"We are talking about two different players". The diminutive number 10 slotted the ball through Courtois' legs to all but seal the game in the 63rd minute.

Conte said: "You must be excited to play this kind of game at the Nou Camp". Shortly afterwards, John Terry was sent off for kneeing Alexis Sanchez in the back and then Andres Iniesta made it 2-0 before the break. However, David Luiz and Ross Barkley are still out injured and will not be able to play in this game. "Don't hope that they could miss (out) through injury".

With Lionel Messi missing due to the imminent birth of his third child, Barcelona made short work of La Liga strugglers Malaga on Saturday. "In moments of great sadness, the lights suddenly go out".

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