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UEFA Champions League

Barcelona draw at Chelsea, Bayern cruise past Besiktas

(FIFA.com)
  • Barcelona come back to earn a valuable draw at Chelsea
  • Bayern Munich prove too strong for ten-man Besiktas
  • Muller and Lewandowski with two goals each for the German giants​

Chelsea hosted Barcelona, while Bayern Munich were at home to Besiktas in the first legs of their UEFA Champions League, Round of 16 ties.

In a pulsating clash at Stamford Bridge, a late goal by Lionel Messi earned Barcelona a 1-1 draw with Chelsea, who took the lead through a fine second-half strike from Willian.

In Bavaria, Bayern Munich took advantage of an early red card for the visitors to cruise to a comfortable 5-0 victory over ten-man Besiktas. Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski each scored a brace for the home side.

FIFA.com breaks down the biggest moments of the matches with a photo gallery.

The winner of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League will represent Europe at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 at the end of the year.

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