CL: Barcelona happy with a goalless draw against Chelsea, says Sergio Busquets

CL: Barcelona happy with a goalless draw against Chelsea, says Sergio Busquets

CL: Barcelona happy with a goalless draw against Chelsea, says Sergio Busquets

Following a scramble in the box, an exquisite touch from Luis Suarez set the Argentine up and he squeezed the ball past Thibaut Courtois from a hard angle. When I played for Arsenal, I was a centre back and he was right winger.

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen repelled Marcos Alonso's strike from Willian's cutback in the 37th minute and, after N'Golo Kante bustled into the box with the second ball, Fabregas got in the way and his team-mate slashed wide.

Again the Italian has hinted during his pre-match conference that he might play with the Belgian as a false nine instead of Olivier Giroud who could play as a target man or Alvaro Moratta whose knowledge of the Blaugrana could be of great help. The midfielder does brilliantly though and times the tackle perfectly.

Sergio Busquets doubts Lionel Messi will ever move to the Premier League, as he believes the forward has everything he needs in Barcelona.

Whilst there have been many iconic moments in the Champions League meetings between Barcelona and Chelsea the greatest is surely Ronaldinho's impudent punt in a 4-2 defeat for the Catalan giants 13 years ago. "Not just as Chelsea, but any team that comes up against Barcelona, they must be prepared to suffer".

The teams meet Wednesday in the second leg of their round-of-16 matchup in the Champions League, with Barcelona carrying a slight edge after earning a 1-1 draw in the first match in London.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

"I hope, in my career, I consider an achievement to be when I win something".

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Chelsea are yet to record a Champions League win over Barcelona at the Camp Nou and Conte hopes his players can rise to the occasion.

One of the few advantages of this is that you can often see an opportunity or an angle for a pass before the players can.

"You want to know if you are good enough to stop that kind of player".

Conte said Chelsea would have to play the "perfect game" to reach the quarter-finals and they will need Hazard to deliver too.

"The striker has to play better than he has done in recent weeks", Lampard told the Evening Standard.

"We have to pay special attention to him, but [also Alvaro] Morata, Pedro or Hazard".

"We know very well the philosophy of Barcelona". They played against Barcelona and defended really well, which wasn't easy.

"Without the ball, you suffer". It is down to the player. And every time the Argentine has scored in the Champions League knockout stages since 2006-07, Barca have progressed.

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