Champions League scores, highlights: Messi rescues Barcelona vs. Chelsea, Bayern destroys Besiktas
One of these ties is all but over, while the other is advantage Barcelona
The Champions League round of 16 continued on Tuesday with the second most anticipated tie after Real Madrid-PSG. Barcelona went to Chelsea and got a fine result, while Bayern Munich pretty much eliminated its opponent after just 90 minutes.
Here's what to know:
Barcelona 1, Chelsea 1
Chelsea was the sharper, more dangerous team in attack but neither the Blues nor Barcelona could find the back of the net more than once in an intense 1-1 draw that favors Barca.
It was all Willian for the hosts, as the Brazilian hit both posts before scoring a fantastic opener in the second half:
Then, for the first time ever, Lionel Messi scored against Chelsea, ending a spell of 729 minutes without bagging one the against the Blues:
Did you see that "pass" from Andreas Christensen? Tough break for Chelsea.
Horrific passing that cost Chelsea a 1-0 win. Antonio Conte's defensive set-up was fine for much of the night, pushing Barca wide and giving the team little time in the final third. And a mistake like that takes Chelsea from having a good shot of moving on to now unlikely of advancing.
Bayern Munich 5, Besiktas 0
The German giants are all but through to the round of 16 after a dominant 3-0 win over 10-man Besiktas, with Thomas Muller scoring twice. After the Turkish club went down to 10 men early after a harsh red card on Domagoj Vida, Bayern improved as the match went on, scoring three times in the second half.
Here's the red:
Then it was Muller with the opener from close:
Kingsley Coman added the second before Muller scored his second and Robert Lewandowski added two late goals for the blowout.
As for the chances of a Besiktas comeback?
The round of 16 continues on Wednesday when Manchester United goes to Sevilla and Roma visits Shakhtar Donetsk.
This is not the team work that makes the dream work
This is United's last realistic chance to win the tite
Barca is marching towards the title and expects three more points here
Los Blancos need a win to reclaim third place
It's the last two Premier League winners meeting in the FA Cup
Liverpool wants to stay as far away as fourth place as possible