Messi Will Never Leave Barcelona - Conte

"We are talking about a player who can move the final result for every team, for any team he is playing in", Conte was quoted as saying by ESPNFC.

If Busquets does not recover in time for the first leg, he will nearly certainly be available to face Leganes on April 7 and the second leg the following week. "Messi is such a good player that in any move he can create danger", Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said.

Messi struck after 126 seconds, netting through the legs of the hapless Thibaut Courtois, and struck his 100th Champions League goal, again through the Chelsea goalkeeper's legs. Iniesta and Busquets were instrumental here, controlling the ball and making Chelsea chase like they've made so many teams chase over the years.

"I don't think we deserve to be out, but individual mistakes cost us in both legs". Liverpool, Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Roma, Real Madrid or Sevilla are the seven potential opponents they could face.

Dembele was touted as a substitute for Neymar after the Brazilian left to sign with Paris Saint-Germain, but he hadn't produced much until now, in part because of a series of injuries.

"He started to play with Barcelona and for sure he will finish his career in Barcelona".

Within three minutes, however, Chelsea's plan to frustrate was spoiled.

The Argentine then set up Ousmane Dembele who hammered home the second after Cesc Fabregas lost possession.

Any hopes Chelsea had of a comeback were extinguished shortly after the hour mark.

The UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Friday at 1200 GMT/17.30 IST.

'It won't be easy, ' added Conte.

Besiktas did manage to pull a goal back through Vagner Love's effort in the 58th minute.

"It was a really hectic game", said Bayern captain Thomas Mueller. All mottoes we should have in our minds as the seasons winds down on games that could have big repercussions in the present and the future.

The Blues' board has, however, asked members of the supporters club to bring complaints of the attack to the club's management for appropriate action to be taken against Barcelona.

  • Julie Sanders