Nou Camp, tonight, 7.45, live on Sky Sports 2
FIRST it was Chelsea, then it was Real Madrid. Barcelona's invincibility tag has been ripped off but can Lionel Messi and co pin it back on to their famous shirts tonight?
The Blues put up the shutters in the first leg of their semi-final then hit Barcelona with a sucker punch last week to take a 1-0 lead to the Nou Camp tonight.
And Real Madrid's victory at the Nou Camp on Saturday was even more impressive and must have added to Chelsea's belief.
Before the first leg I gave the Blues no chance but they are definitely in the tie and will believe they have a chance if they keep Messi quiet as he was at Stamford Bridge.
Having said that a 1-0 win will force extra time and a 2-0 will send Barca to Munich so they are still hot favourites. Chelsea are likely to need an away goal and their best chance could come from a set-piece as Real showed how Barca's little men can be exposed at free-kicks and corners.
To win tonight Barca are a biggest 2-7 (various) with Chelsea a huge 11-1 at boylesports – it's like Celtic v Dunfermline. The draw pays 11-2 (various).
Lionel Messi hasn't scored in seven outings against Chelsea and that must be eating him up inside. Back him to end the drought with the opener at 9-4 (various). Alexis Sanchez, who netted an equaliser against Real, is 5-1 (various).
Drogba was rested for Chelsea's 0-0 draw at Arsenal and will be the player Barca are watching. He is 15-1 at unibet to score first and 4-1 to net at any time.
A fun bet for small stakes could be Raul Merelies at 6-1 with William Hill to be first player booked for fouling Messi. He was yellow-carded at Stamford Bridge, was lucky not to be sent off, and stayed pretty close to the Argentine most of the night. Michael Essien is also 6-1.
BetVictor offer 3-1 on Chelsea having under three shots on target and that's a possibility if Barca enjoy as much possession as the first leg. Three or four pays 7-5 and over four is 5-4.
Drogba's “injuries” were a feature of the first leg with the physio seemingly having more touches than the Barca keeper. Paddy Power go 9-4 the striker won't need treatment on the pitch tonight, 2-1 once, 3-1 twice, 11-2 three, 9-1 four and 12-1 five or more.
Messi to score first