Messi too good for Chelsea, Bayern storm through to quarter-finals

Messi too good for Chelsea, Bayern storm through to quarter-finals [GALLERY]

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Chelsea’s Champions League campaign came to and end at the hands of a Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona on Thursday.

Antonio Conte’s men travelled to the Camp Nou with a chance of progressing after a 1-1 draw in the first leg, however, the reality of facing the Blaugrana on their home turf soon set in when Messi hit the net just three minutes from the opening whistle.

The La Liga giants extended their lead inside the half hour through Ousmane Dembele, as Chelsea themselves were left to rue a Marcos Alonso free-kick which hit the post.

A second goal for Barca’s Argentine superstar after the break would seal their spot in the quarter-finals.

This was preceded by another ruthless performance from Bayern Munich, who comfortably advanced to the next stage after beating Besiktas 8-1 overall on aggregate across their two meetings.

Thiago Alacantara and Sandro Wagner hit the net either side of an own goal from defender Gökhan Gönül, while Vagner Love gave some consolation to the Turkish side.

Here are some of the best pics to come from Thursday morning’s action:

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