Indian Standard Time [IST] and TV telecast channels of Barcelona vs Chelsea UEFA Champions League 2017-18 round of 16 match available here. Barca will play against Chelsea in UCL round of 16 on 15th of March 2018. After a remarkable last week, the remaining 8 teams of Champions are set to play the pre-quarterfinal round this week. Chelsea vs Barcelona is one of the most awaited and exciting games of this round. The Blues are to visit Barcelona this Wednesday for the return leg of pre-quarterfinal. Check out the top goal scorers of UEFA Champions League. This is Barcelona’s 11th record consecutive appearance in this round. Will they continue their dominant form? Let’s take a look at the schedule of this match according to Indian time.
At what Indian Time Barcelona Vs Chelsea will begin?
According to Indian Standard Time, Barcelona vs Chelsea will begin at 1:15 am on 15 March 2018 [Thursday]. So Indian fans need to wake up on Wednesday night to enjoy the live coverage of this match. Home ground of Barcelona i.e. Camp Nou will host this game which is known to have a seating capacity of 99,354 spectators. Slovenian referee Damir Skomina will be the main referee of the game. Given below is the complete schedule of this game.
|Competition||UEFA Champions League 2017-18|
|Date||15 March 2018 [Indian]|
|Time||1:15 am [IST]|
|Venue||Estadio Camp Nou|
|Seating capacity||99,354 spectators|
|Round||Round of 16 [2nd leg]|
|Referee||Damir Skomina [Slovenia]|
On which Indian TV channel I can watch Chelsea vs Barcelona?
Fans from India can watch this game live on Sony Ten 2. The sports channel will provide the live telecast coverage of this game to Indian fans. So switch to this TV channel and enjoy the live coverage of this giant clash.
Barcelona Vs Chelsea UCL Match Preview
Lionel Messi broke his duck scoring record against Chelsea in the first leg at the Stamford Bridge. The Argentine scored the crucial away goal that equalized Chelsea’s goal. Barcelona has won 19 games against the English clubs out of all 32 played in which they lost only twice.
Henning Overbo who was the main referee of Barcelona vs Chelsea apologized Chelsea after Barcelona Champions League howler. His decisions cost the Blues their place in the 2009 Champions League final. The referee said
“It was not my best day, really. But those mistakes can be committed by a referee… and sometimes a player or a coach. Some days you’re not at the level you should be. I can’t be proud of that performance. They were handball situations. I judged them on the pitch and I think it is not interesting to know what I think of those once judged.”
Slovenian referee Damir Skomina has been picked up as the main referee for the return leg of Barcelona vs Chelsea. He has been an international referee since 2003 and has taken charge of more then 50 UEFA Champions League games.
Barcelona is going through a pretty good run with back to back wins in La Liga. The Catalans have also qualified for the final of Copa Del Rey where they’ll face Sevilla. Recently, they won the Supercopa de Catalunya defeating Espanyol by 4-2 on penalties. Barca is leading the Spanish league with 72 points, 8 more than second-place Atletico Madrid and 15 more than their El Clasico rivals Real Madrid.
As group winners of Group D, Barcelona qualified for this round finishing above Juventus, Sporting Clube de Portugal, and Olympiacos. Barcelona was the only undefeated team in the group stage as they won 4 and drew remaining two games.
Meanwhile, Chelsea finished at the second spot in Group C of UEFA Champions League 2017-18. With three wins and two draws, Chelsea qualified for this round. The defeat was against Roma.
Barcelona Vs Chelsea Head to Head
Barca vs Chelsea is one of the most popular European rivalries in the history of Club Football. Both teams have played against each other 13 times and have almost 50-50% record against each other. In all previous 13 meetings, Barcelona has won 3 games, while Chelsea won 4. Talking about the goals scored, both teams have scored 19 goals against each other.
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