Wednesday 14 March 2018, 22:22

Barcelona and Bayern cruise to last eight

  • Lionel Messi leads Barcelona to UEFA Champions League quarter-finals

  • ​Argentinian playmaker scores twice in victory over Chelsea

  • Bayern Munich cruised past Besiktas after win in Istanbul

Barcelona hosted Chelsea, while Besiktas took on Bayern Munich in the final UEFA Champions League Round of 16, second leg, match-ups on Wednesday.

At Camp Nou, a Lionel Messi brace helped Barcelona to a 3-0 victory over Chelsea, with the Spanish giants earning a 4-1 aggregate success over the English champions. Messi’s second goal also took him to 100 career goals in the Champions League.

In the earlier kick-off in Istanbul, Bayern Munich underlined their superiority against Besiktas with a 3-1 victory for an emphatic 8-1 aggregate triumph. breaks down the biggest moments of Wednesday's matches with a photo gallery.

The winner of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League will represent Europe at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 at the end of the year.