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Lionel Messi, shown here getting instructions from Barça manager Ernesto Valverde during a group stage match, scored his first career goal against Chelsea in the February 20 first leg, which ended in a 1–1 draw.

Lionel Messi, shown here getting instructions from Barça manager Ernesto Valverde during a group stage match, scored his first career goal against Chelsea in the February 20 first leg, which ended in a 1–1 draw. | MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

Exactly 22 days after a riveting 1–1 draw at Stamford Bridge in London, Barça welcomes Chelsea to Camp Nou for the highly compelling second and final act of this UEFA Champions League round of 16 showdown. With the Catalans clutching a much-prized away goal heading into Wednesday night’s mediterranean rendezvous, the Blues will be obliged to find the net at least once. But that’s a pretty tall order given Barça’s superb defensive form and, if Chelsea presses too far forward in an attempt to break through, it could give Leo Messi and Co. just the window they need to show their English guests the exit and book a ticket to the quarterfinals for a record-extending 11th year in a row.

HOW BARÇA AND CHELSEA GOT HERE: See the results of every Champions League match this season!

Who’s In & Who’s Out

Barça midfielder Philippe Coutinho is ineligble for the Champions League after having already played in the competiion with Liverpool this season. Fullback Nélson Semedo and midfielder Denis Suárez are also both out with injuries.

VIDEO: Watch highlights of Barça's last workout before welcoming Chelsea to Camp Nou!

Form Guide (all competitions)

Barça
W D W D W D W D W W

Chelsea
L W L L W W D L L W

Quotable

VIDEO: Watch highlights of midfielder Sergio Busquets's pre-game press conference!

VIDEO: Watch highlights of head coach Ernesto Valverde's pre-game press conference!

Statistically Speaking

Let's Get Situated . . . Barça and Chelsea come into this game after having drawn, 1–1, in the first leg at Stamford Bridge in London back on February 20 . . . Willian put Chelsea up, 1–0 in the 62nd minute before Leo Messi leveled things up in the 75th . . . Messi’s goal was his first ever against Chelsea, and it came in his 9th career game, on his 30th shot, and after 730 minutes played against them . . . Messi now has 18 career Champions League goals against English teams, more than any other player.

PRECEDENTS: How has Barça fared following other 1–1 first leg draws on the road?

Know Thy Opponent . . . Wednesday’s match will be the 14th all-time Champions League game played between Barça and Chelsea . . . Only two other matchups have occurred more times in Champions League history — Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have faced each other 18 times, while Barça and AC Milan have met 15 times . . . Barça and Chelsea have drawn 6 times in the previous 13 matchups . . .

INTERACTIVE QUIZ! How well do you know Chelsea FC?

Keep Calm and Carry On . . . Barça is looking to make it to the Champions League quarterfinals for a record-extending 11th season in a row . . . The Catalans are 25–10–4 in 39 home knockout games in the Champions League era . . . Of the four losses, only one was to an English team, and that was Liverpool, which earned a 2–1 victory at Camp Nou the round of 16 first leg on February 21, 2007 . . . On the other hand, Barça’s 23 all-time Champions League wins against English clubs are the most of any team in the competition . . .

THE OTHER SIDE: See what Chelsea fans living in Barcelona think about the game!

How to Follow the Game Live

As with every Barça match, this one will be broadcast live around the world. We will also have live English play-by-play streamed on R@dioBarça. And social media users can get live updates on Barça's official Facebook and Twitter accounts as the action unfolds.

TV GUIDE: When and where to watch FC Barcelona vs. Chelsea

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