Thibaut Courtois, Marcos Alonso Articulate Brilliance of Lionel Messi


Barcelona star forward Lionel Messi on Wednesday surpassed Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to become the fastest to reach the 100 goal landmark in UEFA Champions League. "I think when you have the opportunity to make great compliment to Messi, I think it's right", Conte added.

Earlier this season, Iniesta signed a rare lifetime contract at Camp Nou but the terms of the deal allow him to leave Barcelona at the end of each campaign to pursue newer challenges. We are talking about a fantastic player.

"This type of player, (there is) one player born in 50 years".

Antonio Conte's men were dumped out of Europe's elite club competition after the Spanish side secured a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Antonio Conte's men at Camp Nou in the last 16.

He also tackled Cesc Fabregas in teeing up Dembele's sumptuous strike.

Messi, however, once again proved the difference, applying two clinical finishes through Thibaut Courtois's legs and, in between, teeing up Dembele to score his first Barcelona goal. It's my weakest point between my legs. We defended and played well, hit the crossbar which was unlucky on our side but the individual mistakes cost us. We created chances and could have scored, but Barcelona were superior.

There was applause too for giving minutes to Andre Gomes just two days after the publication of an interview in which the Portuguese player revealed his problems with self-confidence since joining Barca.

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Goals from Thiago Alcántara, Timo Werner and an own goal from Gökhan Gönül completed the rout while Vágner Love scored Besiktas' consolation goal. Then last night during his sides 3-0 defeat the Belgium global failed to reach the kind of level of performance we regularly see in the Premier League.

Another player who regained some confidence Wednesday was midfielder Andre Gomes, who entered the match in the second half.

Jekyll and Hyde is how I would describe our home and away form and results, which has been the way for some time for Everton.

"They gave everything. We have to continue this in this way, with this will to fight, with this desire to play together".

Chelsea players have been told to defy manager Antonio Conte after exiting the Champions League.

"We know that we can always count on him", Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said.

"They want to go to the next round to try to write the history of this competition".