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Chelsea deserved more against Barcelona, says Steve Sidwell

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Lionel Messi scored either side of half time - both goals going through Thibaut Courtois' legs - as Barcelona beat Chelsea 3-0 on the night. "The final result for the first leg gives a great advantage to Barcelona".

"We must have the game to play with concentration, stay with our head in every moment", Conte said.

"In the first game, we played a really good game, nearly a ideal game. When you have the ball, I repeat, we must know very well which is the way to go, to try to score and create chances, in the same way we did at Stamford Bridge".

Eden Hazard may need to suffer more than most if he is chosen as a "false nine". We did all we could to score another goal but Fernando [Torres] scored the second on the counter-attack and eliminated us. Combined with Willian's two shots off the post in the first leg and Alonso's in the second, Chelsea is left wondering what may have been, while Barcelona is off to another quarterfinal.

Morata's form caused Conte to draft in Olivier Giroud from Arsenal as added reinforcement up front.

Antonio Conte has used the Spanish forward sparingly in recent months following his lack of confidence and goals.

Captain Andres Iniesta will be key and the Spaniard appears to have won his battle to be fit after recovering from a hamstring strain.

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And Conte waxed lyrical when asked about the differences facing Barcelona without the Spain playmaker.

And Guardiola said at the time: "It is no consolation for the fans, but the players are destroyed". Everyone has their preference of the two players but with both men past 30, their playing days are coming to an end.

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Conte insisted he would not be happy if Iniesta is ruled out.

"I've played against Messi a lot of times", he said.

"This type of player, (there is) one player born in 50 years". "Don't hope that they could miss (out) through injury". But Barca are still unbeaten in La Liga and Messi will be well-rested, having sat out Saturday's win over Malaga to attend the birth of his third child.

And on the possibilty of what happened in 2012 repeating itself, the three-time UEFA Champions League victor said:"The difference is that we lost 1-0 in London so we had to win".

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