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Conte: What I Told Messi After Chelsea's UCL Exit

Despite his side's 3-0 defeat to FC Barcelona, Antonio Conte was seen laughing on the pitch while talking to Lionel Messi after the match, and the Chelsea boss has now revealed what they discussed.

Click through the gallery above to see images of Messi and Conte's exchange after the final whistle blew.

The Argentine was once again the Man of the Match after scoring two goals and assisting the other in his side's 3-0 UEFA Champions League victory over the Premier League champions on Wednesday night.

Barcelona advanced after winning 4-1 on aggregate, but Conte didn't seem too disheartened after the game when he was pictured on the pitch with Messi.

"It was mainly compliments, because we are talking about a player who continues to make the difference in a very clear way," Conte told Mediaset Premium when asked about what the duo spoke about.

"He is able to score 60 goals every season. I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to give him my compliment. We are talking about an extraordinary player – the best in the world."

Conte also spoke about his side's display after they hit the woodwork four times over the two-legged tie, and suggested that the Blaugrana's experience helped them swing the last 16 clash into their favour.

"I think the difference was made also by the fact, over two legs, we hit the woodwork four times," he added.

"Fortune turned its back on us and I don't think the result was fair tonight as we created many chances to score, but they were clinical on the counter with three goals.

"They are accustomed to playing the Champions League to the end, whereas for many of my team it's the first Champions League and we need a lot of experience to compete all the way."

Read: 'I'd Rather Have Messi Than Ronaldo'

Barcelona joined Real Madrid, Sevilla, Manchester City, Liverpool, Juventus, Bayern Munich and AS Roma in the quarter-finals of the competition, with the draw therefor taking place on Friday at 1pm South African time.

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