Torres believes that Chelsea can hold off Barcelona at Camp Nou and emerge victorious

Fernando Torres is confident that Chelsea can overcome Barcelona and get a ticket to the Champions League final in Munich as the two teams ready themselves to face each other in the second leg of the semi-final on Tuesday.

Chelsea go into the tie at Camp Nou with a one-goal lead and though Torres admits that Barcelona's quality is "a step ahead", he believes that his team can hold the mighty opponents off for 90 minutes and emerge victorious.

"It's clear that Barcelona are a step ahead of all other clubs. They have reached the last five semi-finals, and that's not easy at all, but this is football: the best team doesn't always win," quoted Torres as saying.

"Xavi and Iniesta are players who dictate the rhythm of the game. When you play against them, you need to know that they are guiding the game. Many teams who play Barcelona think that you have to steal the ball from them, but I don't think that's possible. You have to use different weapons against them," the 28-year-old added.

The Spaniard, who had scored seven times against Barcelona during his time at Atletico Madrid, also praised the impact that interim boss Roberto Di Matteo had on the team in their preparations to face the European Champions at home.

"His message is clearly aimed at team spirit - fighting. You have to fight and then your talent will come through afterwards. When all of that comes together, you'll overcome your opponent most of the time. Everybody understands what he wants. He came from this club, he played here, so he is from here," Torres said.

Torres also admitted that it will be a debacle if Chelsea fail to finish fourth in the league and miss out from the elite European competition next season.

"It would be a catastrophe to miss out on the Champions League [next season], and we must be prepared to do anything to achieve this. It doesn't matter who plays, who scores, who gives the assists and who stays out. The important thing is that we are successful," he added.