League and FA Cup are equal priorities for Chelsea, says Conte

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Antonio Conte has declined to show Gary Cahill and Álvaro Morata a great deal of sympathy after they were omitted from their respective worldwide squads, with the Chelsea manager making clear the only way for them to prove they deserve to go to the World Cup is by working hard for their club.

"You can't say we've had much luck: we've drawn the most hard team, the best team in the world". We started the season to try to fight until the end for every competition.

"To have Messi in the team is a luxury, he's such a good player that in any move he can create danger against you", Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said.

The win was signed, sealed and delivered though, in the second half, when mistake from Cesar Azpilicueta allowed Messi to net his second goal of the game, making it 3-0, whilst also scoring his 100th goal in Champions League football. 'They scored off our mistakes, I think apart from that we played well, defended well, hit the crossbar twice today, think that's a bit unlucky but mostly our individual mistakes cost us.

"I am happy for how this night has ended and for reaching the quarter-finals, which is what we wanted".

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However, Barcelona got off to the ideal start in this game when, with less than three minutes played, they took the lead. For both of Messi's goals, the Argentine put the ball through Courtois' legs, and the Belgian admits the Barcelona forward exploited his weakness from close range.

He will miss Barca's Liga games at home to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday and away to Sevilla on March 31, as well as Spain's global friendlies against Germany and Argentina.

"I think there have been a lot of positives in both games against Barcelona and I think we have to show this desire in the next games", Alonso said. The weakest point is between the legs for a goalkeeper.

"He's fantastic. We are talking about a player who is able to move the final result for the team for whom he is playing".

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

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