Chelsea news: Willian UPSET after Champions League draw with Barcelona

WILLIAN was left upset by Chelsea’s failure to beat Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

The Brazil international hit the post twice in the first half as Chelsea pinned the visitors on the ropes.

It was third time lucky after the break when he found the back of the net from the edge of the box.

But Lionel Messi’s late leveller means Barcelona have a crucial away goal going into the second leg.

Willian was pleased with Chelsea's performance but felt they deserved to win.

“I’m happy for the goal but I'm a bit sad with the result,” he said.

“I think we deserved to win – they had more possession but we created dangerous chances to score.

“We have to go there and play the same game.

“I was a bit unlucky (hitting the post twice).

“I have to keep on working and look forward to the other games.”

Chelsea team-mate Cesc Fabregas also felt they deserved more.

“It is such a shame really,” he said.


“I thought we were very good, we executed the game plan really well, we were compact, solid, played as a team and created lots of chances – Willian could have had a hatrick – but we go home sad because a fantastic performance is not a fantastic result.

“It is still open though and we have showed that we can compete and we will need another excellent performance at the Nou Camp to go through.”

The second leg takes place at the Nou Camp on March 14 (7.45pm).


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