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Champions League scores

Bayern Munich 4-0 Besiktas

Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona

Well that brings an end to our live coverage of this Champions League night.

We'll be back tomorrow with coverage of Sevilla vs Manchester United, but until then goodbye.

Full time: Bayern Munich 5-0 Besiktas

Way to easy for Bayern. Once Vida was sent off it was one-way traffic. Two each for Muller and Lewandowski, while Kingsley Coman got the other.

Full time: Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona

Advantage to the La Liga leaders after Lionel Messi cancels out Willian's effort from range. Chelsea did have the lead but they gave it away via Christensen's pass across his own penalty area, which led to Messi hammering home.

A very competitive tie however and a fascinating second leg awaits in three weeks time.

Iniesta off and Andre Gomes on for the final two minutes of added time. Barcelona closing this one down.

Three minutes added on at Stamford Bridge. Will we get a winner?

GOAL! Bayern Munich 5-0 Besiktas (Robert Lewandowski)

The garnish on an easy win for the Bavarians. Muller plays the ball across and Lewandowski escapes his marker and plants the ball into an empty net.

Alvaro Morata is also on for Chelsea but his only involvement thus far has been to be booked for descent, protesting that the hosts should have been awarded a corner.

The streak is broken.

Danny Drinkwater on for Cesc Fabregas for Chelsea. Six minutes to go.

Lionel Messi steers Barcelona level.

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GOAL! Bayern Munich 4-0 Besiktas (Robert Lewandowski)

The Poland striker has hit goal his display has deserved. Hummels shoots from 30 yards and while his shot is kept out Lewandowski slams home on the follow-up.

What did I say?

GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona (Lionel Messi)

Andreas Christensen hang your head. The Dane passes the ball across his own penalty area - you learn not to do that as a kid - and Barca take full advantage. Iniesta nips in and pulls the ball back for Messi, who wrong-foots Courtois and finds the net. Tie turned on its head.

Willian thunders Chelsea into a second half lead.

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This was Barcelona's approach to marking Willian before he opened the scoring, having hit the post twice in the first half. Not smart.

GOAL! Bayern Munich 3-0 Besiktas (Thomas Muller)

Jupp Heynckes' side are heading for the quarter-finals at this rate. Muller gets his second after touching in Kimmich's cross. Still a quarter of the game remaining.

Aleix Vidal on for Paulinho, who has struggled to be honest. Barcelona going in search of an away goal.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Barcelona (Willian)

Third time lucky for the Brazilian. Willian collects the ball on the edge of the box, shifts the ball to the side of Busquets and drives the ball past Ter Stegen - who was blindsided.

Luis Suarez has been a peripheral figure tonight.

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Alvaro Morata warming up as Barcelona's dominance in this half continues. Just a moment ago Hazard was fed the ball with his back to goal in the box, and he was easily shrugged off the ball by Pique. How they could do with a physical presence in attack.

GOAL! Bayern Munich 2-0 Besiktas (Kingsley Coman)

Bayern have dominated the start of the second period and they double their lead as Lewandowski - who has just hit the post from a free-kick - pulls the ball back and Coman arrives on cue to slide into the corner.

Cesar Azpilicueta shows his importance to the Chelsea cause by forcing Iniesta down a blind ally and winning a throw-in for the hosts.

The experienced World Cup winner gets on the ball again but his left-footed effort is well wide.

Players out for the second halves in west London and Bavaria. No changes in either game as they resume.

Half-time: Bayern Munich 1-0 Besiktas

Quite a half at the Allianz Arena. Besiktas have been decent for the most-part, but the error which saw Vida sent-off has undone their challenge.

Bayern have been largely poor but they lead through Thomas Muller's fortunate opener after Coman's cross. The Turks have continued to press however and don't be surprised if they force an away goal.

Half time: Chelsea 0-0 Barcelona

A fine half of Champions League knock-out football. A tale of two posts for Chelsea, with Willian hitting them both with shots from range on a night where Morata and Giroud have had a watching brief.

Barcelona have had plenty of the ball but have provided little thrust, bar Paulinho and Pique's headers which missed the target. A finely balanced tie.

GOAL! Bayern Munich 1-0 Besiktas (Thomas Muller)

The Bundesliga champions take the lead in slightly fortuitous circumstances against the 10 men of Besiktas.

Kingsley Coman gets to the byline and his cross hits Alaba and Muller, who is six yards out, converts from close range.


Willian, in a similar central position, takes aim again and beats Ter Stegen down low to his right but he sees the ball hit the opposite post the one he struck earlier in the half.

Chelsea have improved significantly since the half hour and Barcelona are far from having it all their own way.

Antonio Conte has rediscovered his fire tonight. He is barking instructions at his players and criticism at the referee and his assistant occupied between both dugouts.

We haven't seen the Italian in this mood for a while. And it appears to be rubbing off on his team.

Gerard Pique should do a lot better here. He palms off Rudiger and gets a free header which bounces harmlessly wide. Really good chance that.


So close for Chelsea. Willian beats Busquets one-on-one and from 25 yards he unleashes a thunderous effort which leaves Ter Stegen motionless, but rebounds off the upright.

The returning Marcos Alonso takes aim from the free-kick and Ter Stegen makes an easy save. Half an hour gone and it has been pretty tight to this point.

First yellow card of the night for Ivan Rakitic, as he trips Willian who was in full flight and driving towards the Barca box. A 'good' foul, as his coach would probably say.

Antonio Conte and Ernesto Valverde embrace before kick-off.

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The television cameras hone in on Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata on the bench. How Chelsea could do with a forward who could hold up the ball and relinquish some pressure.

Barcelona monopolising possession now, with that good Chelsea start now but a memory. The Catalans a constant threat going forward, forcing the hosts' back-four onto the edge of their own box.

Andreas Christensen is playing in the biggest game of his life tonight and he displays some early nerves by steering the ball behind for a corner under no pressure at all.

Fortunately for the Dane, nothing comes of it. No doubt Chelsea have the physical advantage in this game.

RED CARD: Vida (Besiktas)

A mess from Besiktas at the back as they gift the ball needlessly to Lewandowski, who runs in on goal and just before he can reach the penalty area Vida chops him down and the referee has no choice but to issue a straight red. Just the 74 minutes remaining.

Best chance of the opening quarter of an hour and it comes for the visitors. Messi turns on a sixpence in the box and produces a cross out of nothing, towards Paulinho lurking at the back post but his early header is wide of Courtois' goal.

Lionel Messi naturally under some early pressure.

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Barcelona not keeping the ball with quite the metronomic ease when Pep Guardiola was the manager, keener to go for the killer pass slightly earlier in the move, but they're yet to find a teammate in attacking areas yet.

Andreas Iniesta is already seeing plenty of the ball, as you might expect.

Another half chance for Chelsea as Antonio Rudiger meets the first Fabregas corner of the night, but can't find the target. The Blues really filled the box there.

First effort on goal and it comes for Chelsea, who keep the ball well on the edge of the Barca box, before Hazard cuts inside and thrashes a shot just over the bar. Good start from the hosts.

Chelsea struggled in both group games against Roma earlier in the competition, and Barcelona's kit is akin to that of the Serie A side. There is an uncanny resemblance.

And we had a six-goal thriller between the sides when they met, so that could be a good omen.

Under way at Stamford Bridge and the Allianz Arena.

Players out at Stamford Bridge. Kick-off minutes away.

We'll have updates from Stamford Bridge and news of all the goals in Munich, where Bayern host Besiktas.

But make no bones about it, the focus is on events in west London.

Kick-off fast approaching at Stamford Bridge. So how do we things might pan out tonight. Will Chelsea channel the team from 2012 and cause a surprise, or will Messi and co. prevail again? My prediction....

Chelsea 1-2 Barcelona

Include yours in the comment section.

If you think Manchester City have had an impressive season, it might be worth checking out the campaign constructed by this Barcelona side.

In Ernesto Valverde's maiden season at the Nou Camp the club are unbeaten in La Liga and have already reached the Spanish Cup final. Progress in this competition is the only thing missing from a season of perfection.

The Barcelona fans have packed out the away end at Stamford Bridge.

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Six years on from their last meeting, but Chelsea and Barcelona's sides are almost unrecognisable from their 2012 clashes. Messi remains, of course.

Eden Hazard ready to play a false-nine role for Chelsea tonight.

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Chelsea on their way out for the warm-up.

Lionel Messi has 27 goals this season for Barcelona but he has not scored against Chelsea in eight appearances - a run which includes hitting the crossbar from a penalty - but can he break his duck tonight?

The Argentine has been in spellbinding form again this term, but with just three goals in this competition this season, he is due a hat-full at some stage, isn't he?

Tonight is a big one for Eden Hazard, a player who divides opinion and sometimes fails to turn up when the going gets tough for Chelsea.

The Belgian has been far from his 'best' this season but before the game has been rated as one of the best three players in the world, alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

But can he live up to the billing tonight?

What do you make of the team news tonight Chelsea fans? Surprised not to see an out-and-out striker?

After Liverpool and Manchester City claimed handsome first leg wins on the road, and Tottenham claimed a credible draw at Juventus, tonight is the turn of Chelsea to try and continue English clubs' revival in Europe's premier club competition.

Confirmation of the Chelsea team, which includes news that Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud are on the bench. Interesting team selection from Antonio Conte.

Normally I have a decent grasp on the events of these Champions League nights, but I haven't a clue what is going on here.

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And here follows the Besiktas side.

There is one other tie being played tonight in Germany, with Bayern Munich hosting Besiktas at the Allianz Arena. Here is the Bayern side for the last-16 tie....

Marcos Alonso returns to the Chelsea side after missing the last three games. Gary Cahill misses out, while Pedro and Willian are deployed either side of Eden Hazard in attack. Cesc Fabregas starts against his former club.

Chelsea: Courtois; Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Hazard, Pedro


Alvaro Morata left out of the Chelsea team. Full team news to follow.

A word on the Barcelona bench, which includes the former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen and Ousmane Dembele, the club's second most expensive player.

The France international has been dogged by injury since moving from Borussia Dortmund - spending three months out with a torn hamstring - and is yet to reclaim his place in the Barca side.

Paulinho was once the butt of the jokes around certain parts of the English capital, but he returns to London with his reputation enhanced from a successful spell in China and now at the Nou Camp, after a much-derided move to the La Liga leaders.

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Barca are unchanged from the weekend's 2-0 win over Eibar. Paulinho starts in a diamond midfield, with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez leading the attack.

We await the Chelsea team.....

The Barcelona team has dropped.....

To suggest there is some interest in tonight's game would be an understatement.

The designated Stamford Bridge press room was jam packed yesterday to hear from both Antonio Conte and Ernesto Valverde before the game, and a significant global audience is also expected to tune in from across the globe.

Let's hope we have a match which matches the expectations.

Hope for Chelsea, or a sign that two lean spells are due to come to an end?

It's a sell-out at Stamford Bridge tonight, if you hadn't guessed.

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A view from the opposition dressing room at Stamford Bridge. That is a garish kit.

Alvaro Morata hasn't played a full 90 minutes since early January, but can he be relied on tonight?

We can expect news of how both teams will line up this evening any minute now, but before then what is the team news ahead of the game?

Marcos Alonso and Ross Barkley both trained with the Chelsea first team yesterday but David Luiz and Tiemoue Bakayoko are set to be absent after missing the session. For more from Antonio Conte, here is our team news report.

Barcelona are expected to be largely unchanged from the win against Eibar, but manager Ernesto Valverde must choose whether Andre Silva or Paulinho will start in midfield. Philippe Coutinho is cup-tied but has travelled to west London.

The fifth-most played fixture in Champions League history is here once again to enthrall, delight and probably shock us as Chelsea face Barcelona in the last-16.

Both sides have endured contrasting campaigns. The Blues have allowed their Premier League title to slip away and are currently struggling to finish in the top four while Barca - in Ernesto Valverde's maiden season in charge - are unbeaten domestically and heading for the La Liga title.

Furthermore, Lionel Messi is in fine fettle and though Philippe Coutinho is unavailable tonight the Catalans are a much more settled outfit than they were under Luis Enrique last season.

All the build-up and team news ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off on the way.