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Chelsea vs Barcelona Live Score and Commentary, UEFA Champions League 2017-18 CHE vs BAR

Full time: Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona (Willian 62', Messi 74')
Updated: 21 February 2018 03:11 IST - Published: 21 February 2018 01:13 IST
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Having taken the lead, Chelsea will be gutted they couldn't see it out. A defensive mistake resulted in the equaliser and Conte will be livid with that. Willian will be pretty annoyed, though he scored, as he could have had a hat-trick! The 1-1 result means we could have another entertaining game at Camp Nou. Chelsea will have to score an away goal, so we'll see a more open game from the word go!

It was a pleasure bringing the game live to you! Until next time, this is Amit Mishra signing off...
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Peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! Full time!
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90+3' Barca try to keep the ball and run down the clock, exactly what they should be doing right now. 
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90+1' The players look very leggy. Barca are making another change as Iniesta is off for Andre Gomes. 
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3 minutes have been added on...
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90' Yellow for Busquets for a tactical foul on Hazard. Cynical, that. Chelsea were on a break.
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89' Doesn't look good for Alba as replays show he twisted his ankle. A bit of stoppage here...
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88' It's end to end here as both teams are trying to get a goal. Barca look more likely as Chelsea are throwing more men forward, thereby leaving space at the back. 
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87' Barca break forward with Vidal on the right. He had Suarez to cross to in the box but it takes a deflection and loops up for a thankful Courtois. 
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86' Wasted. Chelsea play it short and Morata gets his shot away. It seemed to have taken a deflection but a goal-kick is given. The Spaniard is then booked for excessive appealing. Hmm...
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85' Hazard wins a free kick. A good position this to whip in a delivery. Willian on the ball...
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84' Danny Drinkwater is on for Cesc Fabregas.
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82' Alvaro Morata is on for Pedro.
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81' Willian makes another good run on the right and finds Hazard. The latter isn't able to make anything out of it as Barca get back in shape to shut out the move. 
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Rudiger is booked. Didn't look like a good tackle as the Barca players wanted more than yellow. 
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79' Chelsea have picked up their game since the equaliser. To be honest, they played a bit too deep after the opener. 
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77' Moses gets a chance to make something happen on the right but Alba is so quick to get back in position and make the block. A goal-kick is given. 
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That was a poor pass from Christensen. An outstretched Fabregas couldn't connect which resulted in Iniesta intercepting it. His vision to find Messi was something else though. And Messi calmly slotted it past Courtois. Barca have the away goal and it's 1-1. 
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74' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Messi! The hoodoo is over!
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74' Willian breaks and again, fails to find Kante! Rakitic made the recovery tackle there!
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73' Barca regain possession and again test the Chelsea defence. I count seven Chelsea players in their own half, including the keeper, and it isn't a set-piece. That's how hard it is for Barca. 
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71' Barca are still probing the Chelsea defence which is solid as ever. Suarez was found by Iniesta there but the striker's first touch lets him down as Chelsea collect the ball. 
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69' Chelsea counter and Barca barely hang on! Kante and Willian nearly combined for the one-two there. It was Kante who started the move and passed it to Willian, The Brazilian should have returned the favour but took too long as Umtiti return to make the block. Kante could have had a one-v-one situation on his hand had Willian found him!
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67' They finally get the ball to Vidal on the right but his cross is overhit. Disappointing end to the move. 
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66' Barca have managed to keep the ball since the ball but Chelsea are so narrow at the back! Barca need to stretch the backline a bit more here...
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Paulinho was replaced by Vidal in the 63rd minute. A bit more width perhaps. 
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64' Barcelona now need to reply. They've been in this situation quite a few times, so know what to do. But against a determined Chelsea side, it's not gonna be easy. 
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The Brazilian finally musters the perfect shot as he receives a short pass from the corner, shifts the ball to the right and bends it in! Ter Stegen was helpless there!
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62' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Willian! 
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61' Chelsea concede a corner but thanks to Courtois, they start a quick counter and play a few neat passes. Fabregas tries to take aim but scuffs his shot. Luckily, it takes a deflection and Chelsea get a corner. 
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60' Nothing comes off the corner as Pedro doesn't have enough pace to trouble Sergi on the right. I've got be honest, the second half has been a slow burner. 
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59' Jeez. Suarez! Another brilliant turn on the left. But this time, Moses is there to clear it for a corner. 
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57' Chelsea will gladly take a 0-0 here and try to take the game to Barca away from home. As I say that, Hazard tries to prove me wrong by making a run down the middle, but comes up against a rigid Barca defence. 
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56' The game has become a bit scrappy now. A few fouls here and there as both teams are trying to create openings and are a bit too eager in doing so. A lot of misplaced passes. 
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54' Rudiger tried to channel his inner Ronald Koeman there by attempting to make a lung-bursting run after intercepting a Busquets pass. But he is no Koeman. Overran the ball and gave it away.
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53' Nice little move by Luis Suarez who shuffled the ball past Azpilcueta to get a shot away. The angle was against him, though, and Courtois makes a good save. 
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52' Though Chelsea have been good at the back, their passing has been a bit lax at times. Kante had the chance to pick a pass after intercepting in front of the box but misplaced it. 
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51' The Chelsea fans are irked as the ref gives a foul for Azpi impeding Iniesta. Good call by the ref. The fans are a bit frustrated, that's all. 
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50' Calls for a penalty from the Chelsea players as they felt Umtiti was holding Hazard in the box. A bit far-fetched. 
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49' There's the Barca counter-press. Messi, who usually doesn't lose the ball, is bailed out by Suarez who gets the ball back. 
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48' Chelsea have got to keep in mind that they can't overcommit when it comes to applying the press. Barcelona are just too good with their passing, so even the best press might fail. Barca in possession here. 
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46' Possession again for the away side. A bit more direct, though as Messi seems like he isn't going to hang about. And that's a scary prospect for the Chelsea side. 
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And we're back! The second half is underway! Barcelona get us started, kicking from right to left. 
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Well, we've had a good game here! Chelsea have had the clear-cut openings, but Barcelona controlled the majority of the half. Willian could have scored a brace but hit both the posts in what was a weird spell of play for the Brazilian. Hope we have a similar second half! Please join us for the second half!
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Peeeeeeeeeeeeep! Halftime! 
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44' Barca manage a spell of possession. Why? Cause Messi decided he's had enough. He was at the heart of it all there as he dropped deep to help out evade the Chelsea press...
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43' Barca are forced into passing the ball into their own half. This is sort of a role reversal all of a sudden. Barcelona are struggling to get out of their own half as Chelsea have applied the press. 
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42' Hazard on the Volley! Close! Again, they win the second ball after Pique clears a Fabregas free-kick. Hazard didn't waste any time there and went for it, just over! Chelsea in the ascendancy now... 
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41' WILLIAN HITS THE POST AGAIN! The left post this time! This is unbelievable, and sad! Barca were undone by a long pass that they failed to defend. Chelsea are doing well to win the second balls here...
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39' Fabregas nearly pulls something out of the blue! Hazard had made a good run but Fabregas just overhit his pass. Just couldn't exploit the gap. Barca back in possession.