The draws for the last 16 of the Champions League took place in Nyon in Switzerland on Monday and it brought Chelsea and Barcelona together. A game many fans across the world are willing to watch .
Over the years, the Catalans and the Londoners have won five official meetings each and there have been five draws. But the Blues have only knocked the blaugrana out of Europe on two occasions.
Barça coach Ernesto Valverde spoke on facing the Premier League title holders and admitted it would be though game.
He told Barça TV. “It’s a tough draw due against a big club.”
“We knew it was not going to be easy because there was a lot of top sides in the pot and we have got one of the trickiest.”
“It will be a nice tie to play in, a tough tie but attractive and exciting for the players and the fans,” said the coach
Valverde: continued “Chelsea are a strong, physical team who have a very well defined way of playing, tactically,”
“Antonio Conte is a coach with an impressive CV; he has won trophies with Chelsea and with Juventus and I get the feeling he is a methodical, tactical coach who is really well organised.