Barcelona 3-0 Chelsea Champions League: goals, action
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Barcelona sauntered through to the quarter-final of the Champions League as Ousmane Dembélé's first goal for the club added to a Lionel Messi double.
Individual errors pockmarked Chelsea's performance from the outset. After three minutes, Messi threaded the ball through Thibaut Courtois' legs from an angle that seemed impossibly acute. Seventeen minutes later Messi snatched the ball from a dawdling Fabregas and squared it to Dembélé. The 20-year-old took a touch to gain composure before firing the ball in to the depths of the top corner.
Marcos Alonso hit the post with a free-kick shortly before half-time and was denied a penalty five minutes after the interval. Chelsea were inferior, but also luckless. There was a sense of inevitability when Messi picked up the ball 30 yards out and skipped around two Chelsea players before firing the ball through Courtois' legs for a second time.