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UEFA Champions League: Chelsea Meet Barcelona In Round Of 16

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| February 20 , 2018 , 18:48 IST

Chelsea host Barcelona for the first leg tie of UEFA Champions League Round of 16.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is well aware how formidable Barcelona's squad is and is focusing on the right gameplan to tackle them.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde wanted to avoid Chelsea and hoped they had topped their group in Champions League.

The first leg of the tie will be played at Chelsea's home on Stamford Bridge.

Lionel Messi is looking to break duck to end the drought of never scoring a goal against the Blues.

Matches between the two teams have been a feisty affair, marred with controversies.

Andres Iniesta broke Chelsea hearts as he scored the all-important goal in the second leg of the tie in the semi-final to take his team ahead in 2009.

Fernando Torres returned this favour in 2012, a match which ended in a dramatic conclusion.

Head to Head the teams are even with 5 wins, 5 losses and 5 draws between them.