Barcelona, Bayern in Champions League quarters

Written By: Fredrick Muoki/Muraya Kamunde

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona knocked Chelsea out of the UEFA Champions league competition with a 3-0 victory at the Nou Camp last night.

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Chelsea went out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage as Barcelona forward Lionel Messi punished an error-ridden display in the Nou Camp.

Following a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the visitors fell behind after just three minutes as Lionel Messi shot through the legs of Thibaut Courtois from a tight angle.

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Messi then set up Ousmane Dembele to hammer home the second after Cesc Fabregas lost possession.

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Marcos Alonso hit the post for Chelsea with a free-kick before Messi’s 100th Champions League goal – after a mistake by Cesar Azpilicueta – took the hosts out of sight.

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Meanwhile, Bayern Munich reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the seventh successive year with a 3-1 victory over Besiktas.

The German champions led 5-0 on aggregate after the first leg, and Thiago’s early goal in Istanbul extended their advantage.

A Gokhan Gonul own goal immediately after half-time doubled Bayern’s lead, before Vagner Love pulled one back.

Sandro Wagner wrapped up a comfortable win for Bayern with a tap-in.

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Elsewhere, in the Europa league Arsenal will host Ac Milan at the Emirates stadium with a 2-0 advantage from the first leg played in San Siro a week ago.

In other matches Locomotive Moscow will host Atletico Madrid while Borussia Dortmund travels to RB Salzburg.

Lyon will face off with CSKA Moscow as Dynamo Kiev play Lazio.


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