Chelsea are now out of the UEFA Champions League following the defeat against Barcelona in the round of 16 clash. The first leg of this tie had ended with a scoreline of 1-1 at Stamford Bridge. Barcelona started the match with an away goal advantage at Nou Camp.
Barcelona won the match with a margin of 3-0 in the second leg. In the time of each goal, there were mistakes from the Chelsea players.
Lionel Messi gave Barcelona the important lead in the match at 3rd minute of the match. Lionel Messi nutmegged Thibaut Courtois completely in that occasion. The second goal of Barcelona resulted from a back pass of Cesc Fabregas. Messi made a beautiful run and gave the ball to Dembele. Courtois committed early this time and Dembele’s powerful shot had gone to the Goal despite the touch of Courtois.
Chelsea tried to come back in the match, but two of their shots had struck the bar. On the other side, Messi scored the third Goal for Barcelona by nutmegging Thibaut Courtois once again in the match. Chelsea fans seemed to be disheartened with the performance of Thibaut Courtois in the match against Barcelona. Courtois is considered as one of the best Goalkeepers in the World football right now. But a performance like this will surely put a question mark about his capability.
The fans slammed Courtois all over the social media. Courtois apologized publicly to the fans for his mistakes. He requested the fans to stay together in the bad time of the club and support them in the quarter-final of FA Cup against Leicester City. He told that his height was one of the factors for conceding the Goals against Messi. He was also previously beaten between the legs by Lionel Messi. Courtois admitted that it might be the weakest point in his gameplay.
Courtois had also made two good saves of two shots from Paulinho and Suarez in the match. In the time of the first goal, it was difficult for any keeper to anticipate the shot from that tight angle. But, the fans are furious over the performance and in no forgiving mood. Courtois didn’t sign the new contract with Chelsea FC. The rumors are telling that Courtois might join Real Madrid in the next season. The shambolic performance of Courtois in this match will ignite the rumor more in the upcoming days.