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Conte: Messi & Iniesta Made Us Pay!

Antonio Conte: FC Barcelona Duo Lionel Messi & Andres Iniesta Made Us Pay!

By Kurt Buckerfield - Feb 21, 2018 08:31 AM @KurtLaduma

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has resigned to the fact that FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta made the Blues pay for Andreas Christensen’s glaring error.

Click through the gallery to see images from Barca and Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge!

Despite the Catalans enjoying most of the possession on Tuesday night, Chelsea seemed fairly comfortable with their 1-0 lead until the 75th minute.

But after Christensen’s pass across his own box failed to find Cesc Fabregas’s feet in midfield, while Cesar Azpilicueta was also unable to get a foot to the ball, Iniesta intercepted it before cleverly finding Messi.

The Argentine’s left-footed finish drew the score level at Stamford Bridge, and gave Ernesto Valverde’s side an all-important away goal.

Conte, who was happy with the way his team played, insisted that Barca’s superstars will always make teams pay for their mistakes.

"We were very close to playing a perfect game and I think we paid dearly for one mistake," he said, according to Marca.

"Against this opponent and type of player, like a (Lionel) Messi, an (Andres) Iniesta or a (Luis) Suarez, if you make a mistake then you pay.

"It's a pity because I think at the end of the game we are disappointed with the final result.

"But, at the same time, this game must give us a lot of confidence to trust that in the second leg qualification is open."

Despite Christensen's costly mistake, the Blues boss defended his 21-year-old defender.

"I think Christensen's performance was a very good performance, an incredible performance. We are talking about a player who is only 21 years old here," he added.

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The second leg of Chelsea and Barca’s Champions League round of 16 will take place on March 14.

Do you think there is a chance Chelsea can beat Barca at Camp Nou? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Evergreenmessi Joined: 16 Jan 2018
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Evergreenmessi Feb 21, 2018 05:13 PM
We were even its just chelsea were playing as underdogs they seem to have nothing to lose untill they conceded they realise calculations were favoring Barca
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Evergreenmessi Feb 21, 2018 05:10 PM
@Nick#10 ya that makes them to play open
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Golden Boots Feb 21, 2018 03:21 PM
El Ilusionista at it again with his partner in crime La Pulga Atomica, but Chelsea had a better game than us.
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Viscose Feb 21, 2018 02:48 PM
I think the referee helped Chelsea and Conte must be prepared to loose the second leg. If the referee was issuing cards Suarez was brought down in the penalty area. He ignored and Messi was brought down by three Chelsea players no card. If the tackle by the Chelsea black defender who received the yellow card was by far a pure red card
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Nick#10 Joined: 08 Dec 2016
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Nick#10 Feb 21, 2018 02:25 PM
@bozzha who said Barca need a win in dis game Messi may as well play da number 5 role if we want to
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bozzha Feb 21, 2018 01:00 PM
Chelsea knows how skin dis donkeys...
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bozzha Feb 21, 2018 12:59 PM
Barcelona has never beaten chelsea whether is home or away in 12 meetings so I think the history will repeat itself as usual....
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Nick#10 Feb 21, 2018 12:38 PM
@Athobe da only difference between then nd now is dat Chelsea is da team dat needs a goal now not Barca
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Nick#10 Feb 21, 2018 12:38 PM
@Athobe da only difference between then nd now is dat Chelsea is da team dat needs a goal now not Barca
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Athobe Feb 21, 2018 12:32 PM
Nothing special abt camp nou to chelsea torres cn attest to that
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Nick#10 Joined: 08 Dec 2016
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Nick#10 Feb 21, 2018 12:24 PM
I like dis Christensen guy i know he's gonna give us more at da camp nou
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Mandie07 Feb 21, 2018 12:08 PM
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Mandie07 Feb 21, 2018 12:07 PM
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Faysal Feb 21, 2018 12:06 PM
Barca will run riot second leg
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FIDOSH MASILELA Feb 21, 2018 11:41 AM
I hear Wat conte is saying but actually where was messi de whole game....G.O.A.T
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Firifistos Feb 21, 2018 11:37 AM
im not da blues fan... i said b4 da game William is da only person who can beat barca n he did..they can will if only harzad play his normal gam,on his position..bring morata xi..
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Michael Gwayi Feb 21, 2018 11:20 AM
Mybe if they will ask PSG before they going to Camp Nou they will get correct reply
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Aka-Skobho Feb 21, 2018 10:05 AM
In football nothing is impossible yes Chelsea can win in Nou Camp is they plan according to what they plan for on match day,although it's always difficult to win against Barcelona at home during this rounds in the UCL
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Genito13 Feb 21, 2018 09:41 AM
i dont see Chelsea winning at the Camp Nou
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clemz7 Feb 21, 2018 09:40 AM
Conte I think it's your better results for you against the giant team

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