Chelsea midfielder Willian set for Barcelona showdown - FCNaija

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 14/03/2018


Chelsea midfielder Willian is set for the game against Barcelona at the Camp Nou for the second leg of their Champions League clash in the round of 16.

The Brazilian was of the opinion that the Blues must play the “perfect” game to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of Barcelona.

The first of the encounter ended in 1-1 after Lionel Messi cancelled out Willian goal to give Barcelona an away goal at the Stamford, it was the Argentine first ever goal against Barcelona in his nine appearances against Chelsea.

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The Premier League Champions must score an away goal to be able to give Barcelona a good run for their money at the Camp Nou. 

Willian has been one of Chelsea’s best player in recent times and the Brazilian has scored five goals in five games including the goal against Barcelona in the first leg, Willian was also denied by the woodwork twice against the Camp Nou outfit.

The Brazillian recalled Chelsea’s memorable display in adversity at the Nou Camp in April 2012, when they went on to win the competition. 

The Brazilian said of the 2-2 draw: “This game already is in the past. The game on Wednesday will be a new history, new game”.

“To go through to the next round we have to do a perfect game with the ball and without the ball. That’s the most important thing. To go through to the next round we have to do a perfect game on Wednesday” He told Marca.