League and FA Cup are equal priorities for Chelsea, says Conte

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Manchester United and Spurs are also out of the Champions League, meaning the FA Cup represents their final chance of silverware this season, too.

Many claimed the difference between the sides was the pressnce of Messi, who was showered with acclaim from the likes of Antonio Conte, among many others, after full-time at the Nou Camp for his virtuoso display.

"We have special plans to try to defend well", Conte said.

Andres Iniesta returned from a hamstring injury to start for Barcelona but the 33-year-old could leave the Nou Camp at the end of the season. We try to do our best in every competition.

Lionel Messi scored two brilliant goals and created another for Ousmane Dembele as Barcelona thrashed Chelsea 3-0 to reach the Champions League quarter-finals 4-1 on aggregate. "This is a quarter-final and if we win we play at Wembley". "So for this reason I will pick up the best solution for tomorrow's game".

Chelsea continued to push for an away goal, with wingers Willian and Eden Hazard probing the hosts' defence, but Messi stamped his class on the tie in the second-half with yet another between-the-legs finish past Thibaut Courtois to snuff out any hopes the Blues might have had.

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"They have Lionel Messi and I think they were the better team even though we competed well in both games", Alonso said.

'It's annoying, but I don't think I have to hide, I have to come out, be a man, and say I made a mistake and move on.

However, Barcelona got off to the flawless start in this game when, with less than three minutes played, they took the lead. It's my weakest point between my legs.

"We were a little bit unlucky with the first two goals, we hit the post three times and had so many chances in both games".

One of the biggest fears Chelsea face in not qualifying for the Champions League is the exodus of elite players, with Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois likely to leave without Champions League football.

"We're lucky enough to be seeing something that will go down in history".