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Willian's 62nd-minute strike was cancelled out by Lionel Messi as the teams played out a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Barcelona had barely threatened but a misplaced pass from Andreas Christensen gave Andres Iniesta the opportunity to allow Messi to end that 730-minute drought against Chelsea with a crisp left-foot drive 15 minutes from time.

Chelsea goalscorer Willian said they must go on the attack against Barcelona at the Nou Camp next month to have any chance of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals.

Blues boss Conte, who revealed he had experienced trouble sleeping ahead of the match, will be having nightmares about the equaliser with his side unable to hold on for a crucial advantage to take to the Nou Camp for the second leg in three weeks' time.

Had man-of-the-match Willian scored rather than hitting the post twice in the first half, the London club might have been home and hosed by the time the Brazil global did find the back of the net after the break.

Bayern maintained the pressure following the restart as Lewandowski hit the post with a free-kick four minutes into the second half.

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas enjoyed a post-match catch-up with former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi after Tuesday's Champions League draw.

"I was a bit unlucky but we have to keep working and look forward to the other game", he said.

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The 54-year-old is quoted by Marca as saying: "I rate it very positively, the game has been a clash of styles between two different teams".

But despite all the possession, Chelsea's tactics on the night (which we will discuss in detail below) stifled Barcelona. "We had the game under control when they scored their goal".

"Willian has the potential to play this type of game in any game". It is a pity and we are disappointed with the final result.

It won't be easy because we are talking about Barcelona and also tonight they showed themselves to be a fantastic team.

"When you play in this way, the coach doesn't have a doubt and you play".

"In our line of work, we always have a bag packed".

"I've said it very clearly: I've got a contract until 2019 and I intend to respect this, but you know anything can happen in football", he told Mediaset.

"I think we played a really good game and I must be pleased because my players made a great effort".

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