Courtois a 'great goalkeeper' despite Barca errors, says Alonso

18 March 2018, 01:27 | Santos Harmon

Lionel Messi produced one of the most clinical displays as he helped Barcelona to victory

Lionel Messi produced one of the most clinical displays as he helped Barcelona to victory

Messi scored three goals and made another in the two-legged last-16 tie, which Barcelona won 4-1 on aggregate. After a superb first campaign under Antonio Conte, Chelsea have gone backwards over the last nine months. "So for this reason I will pick up the best solution for tomorrow's game". It is what it is but we have to keep fighting for these last eight games because I think we deserve to play again in this competition next year. This type of player is born [once] in 50 years.

Meanwhile, Messi was quick to praise his team-mates despite having a decisive say in Barca's triumph.

Third and second-place finishes in the English Premier League and topping a UEFA Champions League group which included Real Madrid have earned him compliments aplenty.

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

Thibaut Courtois has admitted to making "mistakes" in Chelsea 3-0 loss to Barcelona. So, not nice to start the evening like that, and then two other missed passes and we paid for it. It's my weakest point between my legs.

He added: "I think we have to try to do both".

Gas prices fall in Louisiana
Today, those prices have pushed over the $3 mark and are expected to push nearer to $4 as the summer driving season approaches. The average for Sunday was constant with Monday's prices, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,345 gas outlets in Ohio.

Watch Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Get Serenaded By Liam Payne
Markle, who got engaged to Prince Harry in November, intends to become a British citizen following their royal wedding on May 19. Along with Prince Harry , she walked down the line of students and introduced herself to them, saying, "Hi, I'm Meghan".

Israeli Army Kills A Young Man With Special Needs In Hebron
According to eyewitnesses in Hebron, Jabri was handicapped and Palestinian media outlets say Jabri was deaf and mute. The border is a frequent site of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces.

Conte described the start as "terrible", but was pleased with the response.

"There have been a lot of positives in the two legs against Barcelona and we have to show the same desire in the next games and make sure that we win every game". Over the two legs we hit the post four times.

"You never know what's best, whether it's better to face a team now or in a semifinal". If you score (to make it) 2-1 you can put a bit of pressure on Barcelona.

"We gave them four goals - you can't give Barcelona four goals".

Barcelona could be without vital midfielder Sergio Busquets for their Champions League quarter-final first leg after the club said the Spain global would miss three weeks having injured his toe against Chelsea on Wednesday.

The Blaugrana faithful unveiled the epic banner just before kick-off on Wednesday night, with the words "Long Live The King" and an iconic picture of Messi celebrating last year's 6-1 win over PSG emblazoned across the almost 50-foot tifo.

Other News

Trending Now

Volkswagen Group's "Roadmap E" gathers greater momentum
We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website and bring you more relevant advertising. The Audi luxury marque is set to begin deliveries later this year of the all-electric E-Tron SUV.

Jokowi to Attend ASEAN-Australia Summit
It's unclear what happened to the others, Philippines officials said. Other ASEAN countries oppose such operations. "Protectionism is a dead end ".

Duterte Spokesman: Philippines' Withdrawal From ICC 'Beginning of End' for Court
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, however, insisted Duterte is not afraid of the ICC's investigation. That is clear and was witnessed by the whole country. "The day of reckoning is near", he said in a statement.

Tiger looks for ninth win at Bay Hill
Woods' drive was well off the mark, and by the time he recovered, he recorded a double-bogey six that knocked him down the leaderboard.

Jeff Sessions 'could fire a top Federal Bureau of Investigation official days before retirement'
The Wall Street Journal report was written by Devlin Barrett, who is now a reporter with The Washington Post . No announcement is imminent, Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement.

Apple Buys Texture Digital Magazine Service
Although the deal is expected to close soon, the financial terms have not been disclosed and Texture has not revealed a valuation. In 2015, the app changed & amp; amp; nbsp;its name to Texture, while the venture continued to operate as Next New Media.

Last 'Tom vs. Time' episode reveals how bad Brady's hand was
Check out the full "Tom vs". "But I just said to them, I said to 'em, 'Look this is a great lesson: we don't always win". In a previous episode, Gisele said that Brady told her he wanted to play to win two more Super Bowls before retiring.

Philippine congressional panel finds probable cause to impeach Supreme Court Chief Justice
The Philippines' most senior judge has become the latest woman to face ruin after defying President Duterte. This is provided in Article XI, "Accountability of Public Officers", of the Constitution.

Washington Enacts New Law on Net Neutrality Against FCC Decision
The New York Times reports that some two dozen other states have similar net neutrality provisions in the works . Washington isn't the only state taking such action, even if it's the first to see it through to the finish line.

Trump Talked to Witnesses About Their Interviews With Mueller
The Times report referenced the obstruction investigation with regard to Trump's interactions with McGahn and Priebus. The President has not been questioned by Mueller; Trump's lawyers are negotiating terms of a possible interview.