VIDEO: BARCELONA TAKES ITS PLACE IN THE QUARTERFINALDate: 2018-03-15
Lionel Messi celebrated a successful game as he scored his 100th goal in the UEFA Champions League last night, scoring two of the three goals in the match against Chelsea.
The final result was 3–0 to Barcelona and, with a 4–1 aggregate, sees them move through to the quarterfinals.
The final score was a harsh result for Chelsea, who created pressured situations on the field but were unable to find the sort of breakthrough displayed by Messi and Ousmane Dembélé, the home side's other scorer.
Barcelona held possession of the ball in the first two minutes and managed to break through the defence line and score in the third minute, making it the quickest goal of Messi's career. Barcelona never stopped attacking, and three players stood out: Andrés Iniesta, Messi and Dembélé, who scored a great goal and gave the left side of Chelsea’s defence the run around with his pace and skill.
With a two-goal lead against the Blues by halftime, who needed a 2-2 draw to qualify, it was no surprise that Barça defended a little more in the second half, trying to prevent Chelsea from making a comeback.
Although Barça's Sergio Busquets walked off the field with an injury, it seems it's not a major issue and the team remains strong as they move through to the next round.