"He is at home here and has been at Barca forever".
Everything had started so well.
But Messi's strike just after the hour mark crushed any hope of a Chelsea comeback. But Ramires shocked the Camp Nou by pulling a goal back just short of half-time with a superb chip that put a different complexion on the tie.
'I definitely look out for Chelsea's results because I still have friends here.
Up stepped Messi. Instead of scoring, however, the Argentine smashed his spot-kick against the crossbar and Chelsea survived another scare.
Ernesto Valverde's side will be wanting to exact revenge on the English team, however, he will remain without three key men for the clash. They have failed to close games against small teams and fallen like a pack of a card under pressure against top teams.
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"It went a bit better only at the end - in the last 10-15 minutes we had more possession". "That's all part of football". The supporters helped us and I am grateful.
"He will be fine", Busquets said. "My admiration for him, for his courage, is unsurpassable".
Spanish and Barcelona legend Carles Puyol has stated that Chelsea star Eden Hazard is not yet at the level of both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He played a deflected combination with Luis Suarez in making a run to the near post and nutmegged Thibaut Courtois to beat him by that post at a tight angle to give Barcelona a 2-1 aggregate lead in the third minute.
Chelsea have to defend in numbers and make the most of their counter-attacking opportunities at Barcelona on Thursday if they are to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, midfielder Willian said.
"If we concede easy goals and miss the chances, then it is very hard against this team". That was a really tough defeat for me.
As much as they will love to push forward through Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto, a better cover up will be needed to match the pace of the midfield trio of Chelsea. "A lot of my players have never played at the Nou Camp and we want to try to do our best".