Bayern humble Chelsea at the Bridge

UEFA Champions League

Napoli 1-1 FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona grabbed a vital away goal with a 1-1 draw against Napoli in their UEFA Champions League last 16 first-leg clash in Naples on Tuesday evening.

Barca rolled out all the big guns in Lionel Messi, Frenkie De Jong and Samuel Umtiti, whilst Napoli pinned their hopes on veteran Belgian attacker Dries Mertens.

It was the home side who managed to hit the opener when Mertens curled into the top corner on the half-hour mark to put his side ahead at the break.

The Catalans responded in the second half and duly levelled through Antoine Griezmann following the 57th minute - giving his side the away goal with the return leg in three weeks time.

However, the LaLiga will be out Arturo Vidal in the second leg after the Chilean was sent off in the latter stages of the second half.

Chelsea 0-3 Bayern Munich

Chelsea suffered a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Bayern Munich in their last 16 first-leg clash at Stamford Bridge.

Frank Lampard continued to sideline Kepa Arrizabalaga for Willy Caballero in goal, as the Germans looked for nothing else but a first-leg advantage let alone win.

Following a goalless first half, Bayern took the lead five minutes from halftime through Serge Gnabry's close range finish before the German winger bagged his and Bayern's second goal minutes later.

Robert Lewandowski added the Bavarians third goal in the last 14 minutes to go along with his two assists.

Meanwhile, Chelsea's Marco Alonso was given his marching orders in the 83rd minute after the Spaniard was pictured striking Lewandowski in the face by the Video Assistant Referee.

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