Barcelona Vs. Chelsea: Watch Live, Online Stream, Prediction, Preview, Probable Lineups [Champions League Semi-Final, 2nd Leg]

  @JasonLeMiere on April 24 2012 1:13 AM
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Lionel Messi will need to weave some more magic to take Barcelona past Chelsea and into the Champions League final on Tuesday. Reuters

When and Where: The Champions League Semi-final, second leg, kicks-off from the Camp Nou at 2.45 p.m. Live TV coverage will be provided by the Fox Soccer Channel. An online stream will be available in delayed form via a subscription to FoxSoccer2Go.

Preview: It's fair to say that it's been a difficult week for Barcelona. First, wasteful finishing led to the Catalans taking a 1-0 first-leg deficit form the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at Stamford Bridge. Then on Saturday a lackluster performance in El Clasico saw a ruthlessly efficient Real Madrid become the first side to win at Camp Nou this season and in doing so all but seal the La Liga title.

Calls of it signifying the end of an era are surely dramatic, though, and could help inspire one of the greatest sides the world has ever seen into an inspired performance on Tuesday.

And coach Pep Guardiola is certainly confident of his side responding in a positive manner from their trying few days.

Believe me when I say we will make it tomorrow, Guardiola said at his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, according to Uefa.com. I believe this for hundreds of reasons; these players will beat Chelsea. I know there's a wish for us not to make it, but let us believe that we will.

But the Catalans will have to overcome a Chelsea side that has historically caused them problems and will only have been buoyed by the result in London.

Yet there was more than an element of fortune about Chelsea's 1-0 advantage after the first 90 minutes of this tie. Having only 21 percent possession and losing the shot count by 24 to four, while your opponents also hit the woodwork twice are certainly not facts that point toward a team being in control of their own destiny.

Chelsea has taken much credit from their first-leg performance, yet the undeniable truth is that if the match pans out the same at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, it will likely be Barcelona and not Chelsea that are booking their tickets to Munich.

Team News: Pep Guardiola displayed a clear prioritizing of the Champions League over La Liga with his team selection against Real Madrid. Gerard Pique, Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas, all on the bench on Saturday, are likely to come into the lineup against Chelsea.

It would not be a huge surprise if Pedro was given a start ahead of either Fabregas or Sanchez, however. Guardiola must also decide, if indeed Pique does return, who drops out. Puyol could switch to left-back, with Adriano being sacrificed, or Mascherano could be the man to have to settle for a place on the bench.

Chelsea made eight changes from the first-leg in their 0-0 draw with Arsenal at the weekend and interim boss Roberto Di Matteo is likely to revert back to the 11 who started the first-leg, on Tuesday.

Didier Drogba trained on Monday night as he looks to recover in time from the knee injury he picked up last week. David Luiz is still out.

Probable Lineups

Barcelona: Valdes; Alves, Mascherano, Pique, Puyol; Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta; Fabregas, Sanchez, Messi.

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Mikel, Meireles, Lampard, Ramires, Mata; Drogba.

Prediction: Barcelona has shown signs of fatigue, perhaps as much mentally as physically, and have also been less than efficient at both ends of the pitch in their last two outings. But the Catalans are still likely to have more than enough to defeat a Chelsea side that they should have beaten comfortably even with a largely uninspired performance in the first-leg.

Though Chelsea can be expected to try and hold firm with a midfield five, its best chance maybe to attempt to get an away goal that would leave the home side needing to score three. Yet even if that happens, inspired by slip-ups in the past week, Barcelona could well put Chelsea to the sword as they seek to reach the final of a competition that they are desperate to retain.

Barcelona 3-0 Chelsea

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