Willian, Hazard, Others Travel To Spain For An Important Champions League Clash
England Club Chelsea have departed for Spain ahead of their tough game with the Spanish Club Barcelona in the last round of 16 Champions League competition.
Conte’s men were close to victory when they host Barcelona at Stamford Bridge but a late comeback by Lionel Messi gave Ernesto Valverde’s side the much needed away draw in London.
Brazil international Willian got the lone goal for the Blues in the second half after hitting the post twice before half time.
The La Liga leaders secured a draw with an equalising goal through Messi to give Barca the much needed advantage going into the second leg at Nou Camp.
The game is open to both sides; it is not over yet as the match could go all the way beyond 90 minutes if both sides repeat the 1-1 scoreline.
Valverde’s had a comfortable win over Malaga as Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho were on the scoring sheet to keep Barca unshakeable on top of La Liga and maintain their unbeaten run.
Argentina ace, Messi left out of the squad that traveled to Malaga as his wife got delivered of their third son as the Argentine was allowed to see his new born baby.
Barcelona Captain and Spain international, Andres Iniesta also returned to training for the crucial game after an injury scare in their 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid and he is expected to be in action against the blues in the crucial game.
Meanwhile, there are no injury worries for Chelsea as the match is expected to be a blockbuster just like the first leg in England.
Real Madrid, Liverpool, Juventus and Manchester City have registered their places in the last eight as the draws will be held on Friday, March 16.
NIGERIA NEWS had previously reported that Barcelona Coach says Chelsea’s tactics pose is a bigger threat to his side.