Many claimed the difference between the sides was the pressnce of Messi, who was showered with acclaim from the likes of Antonio Conte, among many others, after full-time at the Nou Camp for his virtuoso display.
"You can't say we've had much luck: we've drawn the most hard team, the best team in the world".
"We fight until the end of every competition. But we played strong as a team", Messi said. You saw until the last minutes today that we can play against any team and now we have eight finals. "So for this reason I will pick up the best solution for tomorrow's game".
Asked to explain why he was prepared to talk so soon given most players would opt to avoid the limelight in that situation, he added: "I don't want to hide my face behind the fact I made a mistake".
Chelsea have won just five of 17 matches in all competitions since the turn of the year, and the nature of their defeat to Barcelona has raised fears that they may be unable to regain momentum in the final weeks of the season, but Conte said his players do not have time to dwell on their disappointment.
"He started to play with Barcelona and for sure he will finish his career in Barcelona". A club spokesman said: "We are aware of reports of incidents outside the ground before the game where a number of Chelsea fans were hurt..." It was a pity to go out especially after two good performances against Barcelona, but this is football and it is life.
Messi struck after 126 seconds, netting through the legs of the hapless Thibaut Courtois, and struck his 100th Champions League goal, again through the Chelsea goalkeeper's legs.
Thibaut Courtois was beaten through his legs twice by Lionel Messi against Barca, the goalkeeper accepting he made mistakes in the tie, but Conte indicated he will not take the Belgium worldwide out of the firing line.
"We deserved more, but against this team you can not concede and then miss chances", Alonso added.
Trump's decision to agree to a meeting with Kim came March 8, while Tillerson was in Africa tending to other diplomatic business. Moreover, it would seem bigger and shinier than the one they gave to Barack Obama because Obama had not actually earned it.
Some of the murkiest financial dealings with possible Russian ties that Trump engaged in may have taken place in NY , not Moscow. The President's corporation is "fully cooperative with all investigations, including the special counsel", Futerfas said.
That's more than would be expected, but nowhere near enough to make the duo "no longer identical twins". His brother Mark Kelly is himself a former NASA astronaut of some repute, but he retired in 2011.
After a tame opening to the quarter-final, Eriksen brought the tie to life with a stunning effort to open the scoring. For Swansea the challenge is to stay in the Premier League , having clawed their way out of the relegation zone.
Evans on the other hand has in the past, discussed his desire to move on from the role of Captain America . The other is purple and that's the power stone that Thanos was after in Guardians of the Galaxy .
Clarivest Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Co holds 25,306 shares. 262,582 are held by California Public Employees Retirement Sys. The business had revenue of $102.17 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $100.52 million.
More than 1,000 civilians are said to have been killed in the fighting there since the regime's assault began. IS attacked areas evacuated by the rebels and handed over to Syrian troops, the Observatory said.
There are so many other options too, like Orian, Infinity Man, Black Racer and Desaad, but that's a whole other story. One with defining traits is Metron , a New God who claims no allegiance to either of the twin planets.
Melrose said the new offer (81 pence plus a 1.69 new Melrose share for each GKN share) won't be increased under any circumstances. It is not following up on any proposals because management remains focused on turning the business around, it said.
Australia's disgraceful record of politicising refugee issues has rarely been more brazenly displayed. As of 2016, 181,400 Australian residents were South African natives, according to the latest census .
There are plenty of places to get some low-priced pie in the Seattle area on Pi day , celebrated predictably on March 14. For some lucky couples getting married on Pi Day, &pizza is throwing free weddings at their restaurants in four cities.
NY Rep. Louise Slaughter dies, Oldest member of Congress
She was the only woman to hold that position and remained the committee's ranking minority member at the time of her death. She and her husband moved to Fairport, N.Y., after she completed graduate school, according to her spokesman's statement .
TSX May Open Higher with Rising Oil Prices
With global economic growth strong at 3.8%, oil demand will be strong this year, OPEC said , particularly in China. The report also shows that the global oil demand is increasing due to the better economy performance.
USA tariffs will help few
If the U.S. presses ahead, it is "something that would be very disruptive for transatlantic relations", an official said. European leaders say a trade war could be avoided by offering the EU an exemption from any new metal tariffs.
Google Lens finally lands on iOS
Now, the company is peeking over the fence towards Cupertino, and giving its rival platform some of the augmented reality love. Taking advantage of Google Lens is straightforward, but requires the use of Google Photos on your iPhone or iPad.
United Nations scored Ukraine the 138th happiest country
Norway , Denmark , Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia are also included in the top ten. The report ranks the countries on the basis of social support, social freedom, life expectancy, corruption.
Browns sign Carlos Hyde
McKinnon, 25, has never been a featured back before, and split time in the Vikings backfield with Latavius Murray last season. During his rookie season, Hyde posted 333 yards and four scores on the ground, averaging four yards per carry in 14 games.
NRF: Retail sales look fine on a wider look
The Commerce Department said retail sales slipped 0.1 percent last month instead of falling 0.3 percent as previously expected. There were also declines in sales at furniture stores, health and personal care stores and electronics and appliance stores.
The 2018 NIT Bracket Has Been Released
Thirty-two teams will get automatic bids for winning their conference tournament, and 32 others will receive at-large bids. But, it also is no surprise this group came out ready to play and took care of business against an overmatched team .
Denver Broncos: Case Keenum FA signing grade
Cousins is now deciding between the Vikings, the New York Jets and the Arizona Cardinals, Schefter reported. Manning guided the Broncos to two Super Bowls and won the 2015 National Football League championship.