"If you want to be one of the best, you have to play well in the big games", said the Belgian, whose contract expires in 2020.
At the finish, Chelsea coach Antonio Conte left the field with his arm around the forward, perhaps with nothing to add but congratulations.
Puyol tipped Barcelona as favourites in Wednesday's tie but warned his former team to watchout for Chelsea breaks.
Villas-Boas was replaced by his assistant, Chelsea legend Roberto Di Matteo who along with a whole host of Blues icons - among them captain, leader, legend John Terry, Frank Lampard, Petr Cech, Ashley Cole and Branislav Ivanovic - blazed a trail to glory winning both the FA Cup and the Champions League. "We did this, but we made a mistake and paid heavily for it".
He said: "The final result for the first leg gives a greater advantage for Barcelona". However, their team boasts some of the best players in the world, and they've had to watch their arch-rivals Real Madrid lift the trophy in 2016 and 2017.
Costa posted a picture of Chelsea's line-up graphic on his Instagram page, but notably he had scrubbed out Conte's name from the image.
Whoever plays up front, Conte says his players must be prepared to be starved of the ball tonight and make the most of any opportunity. Our guide reveals all you need to know to watch Barcelona vs Chelsea online, including full live stream details and the kick-off time. He got in behind the Barcelona defence and went down claiming a foul from Gerard Pique in the penalty area, but referee Damir Skomina was having none of it.
Conte said Chelseadefender Antonio Rudiger was available after being rested with muscular fatigue in a 2-1 home win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday, meaning his only injured players are David Luiz and Ross Barkley. Few goals could be scored in this match as well. "It is a game you can only play if you are 100%".
"They were not comfortable in the first half and we just missed the chances".
"If we concede easy goals and miss chances, then it is very hard against this team".
Barcelona are different. The Spanish team retain that infuriating and mesmerising - one if you are playing them and the other if you are merely watching - knack of coasting for long periods and then pressing the button marked turbo.
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