Barcelona are through to the quarterfinal of the Champions League following a 3-0 mauling of Chelsea at Camp Nou with a brace from Lionel Messi and a goal from Ousmane Dembele ensuring the Catalans go through on 4-1 aggregate.
Lionel Messi scored his 99th and 100th Champions League goal for Barcelona while Ousmane Dembele officially scored his first goal for Barcelona since arrival.
Chelsea made frantic efforts to break into their host defence on several occasions but all efforts proved abortive, as the scoreline clearly shows that The Blues could not score a single goal on away to at least put Barca under pressure.
More so, Conte’s men also failed to try Barca’s goalkeeper from the outside 18-yard-box like they did in the first-leg with Willian hitting the woodwork twice and a goal coming from the third attempt.
Lionel Messi was particularly exceptional with his goals against Chelsea at Camp Nou since after breaking the goal jinx at Stamford Bridge, scoring two goals which all went through the legs of Thibaut Courtois from two different tight angles.
The victory means Barcelona are to join Real Madrid, Sevilla ahead of the Friday’s draw to know their next opponent in the quarterfinal of the Champions League.
Following the victory, Barcelona also levels up with Chelsea’s head-to-head all-time records with 4 victories for both sides now.
The loss means Antonio Conte’s job is now on line despite having a contract that would keep him at Stamford Bridge till the 2019 season.