Iniesta issues Chelsea warning

Andres Iniesta claims it will be a ‘different’ game against Chelsea at Camp Nou as Barcelona will have their fans behind them and “know our pitch better.”

Iniesta teed up Lionel Messi for Barca’s equaliser in their 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Tuesday, giving the Catalans a slender advantage in their Champions League last-16 tie ahead of the return leg on March 14.

“The game had everything, it was a proper Champions League tie,” the midfielder told TV3 after the match.

“It was a very intense game against a great team. We knew it was going to be difficult.

“We lacked substance going forward because they grouped up at the back, but we took advantage and the goal is important.

“I think the home game will be different. Playing in front of our fans, we know our pitch better.

“Still, we know it’ll be complicated because they’ll be going for it. They’re one of the best teams in Europe, they have great players and this is the Champions League.”

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