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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte on Wednesday praised Barcelona forward player Lionel Messi after the Argentinian scored twice to rout out Chelsea 3-0 (4-1 on aggregate) from the Champions League.

The Italian coach revealed after the game that he did not think his team deserved to lose and the only difference between the teams was the brilliance of Barca's number 10. In the last game we played at home [in the Premier League] we suffered against them. "For this reason I'll pick the best solution for Sunday's game", he said. "Our start was bad, to concede a goal after two minutes, but after this, we tried to play football and dominated for a long time in the game".

It's hard as there are so many games this year and we have not got the deepest squad, maybe, and we have had new players this year.

Chelsea, fifth in the Premier League and four points behind fourth-placed Liverpool, face Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday, and Conte says they must try and achieve both their remaining two targets. I think that a fantastic player moved the final result and the qualification.

"These other players that we talk about don't". To try to reach the semi-final in the FA Cup it won't be easy.

In two games, he scored three goals and assisted one, getting involved in all the goals that Barca scored against Chelsea.

"From the start of the game you just sensed that this was always going to be the man who was going to change the game", said Lampard on BT Sport.

"This is a great story for Barcelona and Messi".

After full-time, Conte left the field with a congratulatory arm around Messi's shoulder but Chelsea had chances too, most notably through Marcos Alonso and Antonio Rudiger, who both hit the woodwork.

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud believes his team deserved more.

However, Barcelona got off to the flawless start in this game when, with less than three minutes played, they took the lead.

"We're lucky enough to be seeing something that will go down in history".



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