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Lionel Messi can’t be stopped, says Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata said in an interview that Chelsea will have to be wary of Lionel Messi as the Premier League side take on FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League.

football Updated: Feb 13, 2018 12:31 IST
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Alvaro Morata warned Chelsea about Lionel Messi ahead of their UEFA Champions League match against FC Barcelona.(REUTERS)

Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata warned his team-mates Lionel Messi would be unstoppable in their UEFA hampions League tie against FC Barcelona.

The Premier League outfit will host the first leg of the last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge on February 20.

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But Antonio Conte’s side are sure to be outsiders against Barcelona, who are flying high atop LaLiga.

Former Real Madrid forward Morata said his team faced a huge challenge trying to stop Argentina international Messi, who has scored 27 goals in all competitions this season.

“Messi can’t be stopped,” he told Movistar+.

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“If we can get a good result here, we have to play a defensive game with spaces and try to bother them as much as possible.”

Morata left Madrid last year in a deal reportedly worth £60million, having struggled for game time at the Santiago Bernabeu.

First Published: Feb 13, 2018 12:31 IST