It meant his first two touches inside the Chelsea box had resulted in a goal and an assist. A player who is able to score 60 goals in every season.
Winning the FA Cup and claiming a spot in the top four will not be enough to outweigh the breakdown in relationship between the Italian manager, the board and key players. If we win, we can play another semi-final at Wembley. Ultimately, the 5 time Ballon d'Or will seal the tie with his second of the night in the 60th minute. I repeat: we must have great respect for this player.
"Now we are not playing every two days - we played against Barcelona but we have the full week to rest and recover - so I'll pick the best solution for tomorrow's game".
The players were irritated by Conte's decision to seek out Bareclona's hit-man Lionel Messi.
He netted the 601st and fastest goal of his career at the 2:08 mark when he beat Thibaut Courtois through the legs from a tight angle with his non-dominant right leg. "He forces himself to do that", Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said.
And then there is the World Cup, Messi's holy grail.
Dembele's goal was his first in 12 appearances since arriving from Borussia Dortmund in a deal that could potentially reach 150 million euros ($185 million). "But that's football sometimes and we just have to get our heads up and work again".
It was the Argentine's 100th goal in Champions League play and Barcelona are headed to the tournament quarterfinals for a record 11th consecutive year. He knows in certain moments stars have to come out.
The manager's relationship with the hierarchy has been severely strained over a difficult campaign, largely over recruitment policy, and he is expected to leave in the summer with 12 months of his £9m-a-year contract unfulfilled.
Tianjin Quanjian were linked with a move for Iniesta, although the Chinese Super League club have issued a statement strongly denying any interest.
Tipsters over at bettingexpert, which has partnered up with CFCnet, are sharing their latest Leicester v Chelsea tips for Sunday's much anticipated clash, with a place at Wembley at stake and just three victories from lifting this season's historic FA Cup trophy.
The draws for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals will hold on Friday. Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich), and Edin Džeko (Roma) were the other contenders.