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Barcelona Again In The Champions League

Once again we travel to Spain and The Camp Nou for the next round of the Champions League.

From the official Chelsea FC website:

“Chelsea were paired with Barcelona when the draw for the Round of 16 took place at UEFA headquarters in Switzerland today (Monday).

We have a big history against Barcelona in the Champions League. Our first meeting in it came in the quarter-finals of the Blues’ maiden season in the competition. Our total of 12 Champions League games against Barca include a pair of two-legged semi-finals, the most recent of which was our famous encounter on the way to winning the trophy in 2012″

Dates Set For Barcelona:

“The first leg will take place at home on Tuesday 20 February, kick-off 7.45pm (UK time), and the second leg away is on Wednesday 14 March, kick-off 7.45pm (UK time).

We have a big history against Barcelona in the Champions League. Our first meeting in it came in the quarter-finals of the Blues’ maiden season in the competition. Our total of 12 Champions League games against Barca include a pair of two-legged semi-finals, the most recent of which was our famous encounter on the way to winning the trophy in 2012″

Previous meetings with Barcelona in all European competitions (Chelsea score shown first)
Season Competition Round Results
1965/66 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Semi-final A 0-2 H 2-0
    Play-off A 0-5
1999/00 Champions League Quarter-final H 3-1 A 1-5* (after extra-time)
2004/05 Champions League Round of 16 A 1-2 H 4-2
2005/06 Champions League Round of 16 H 1-2 A 1-1
2006/07 Champions League Group stage H 1-0 A 2-2
2008/09 Champions League Semi-final A 0-0 H 1-1 (lost on away goals)
2011/12 Champions League Semi-final H 1-0 A 2-2

This season’s tie will take Cesc Fabregas and Pedro back to their former club. 

The full draw is:

Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur
Basel v Manchester City
Porto v Liverpool
Sevilla v Manchester United
Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain
Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma
Chelsea v Barcelona
Bayern Munich v Besiktas

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