SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: CHELSEA FC 1 FC BARCELONA 0 | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI 1º LEG RESULT

CHELSEA FC 1 FC BARCELONA 0 | CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI 1º LEG RESULT

FC BARCELONA lost 1 - 0 away at Stamford Bridge London, home to English Football Club CHELSEA FC in the first leg of the semi final of CHAMPIONS LEAGUE. A night in which luck did not follow Barça as they dominated the match but lost due to missed chances & to a more effective Chelsea FC.

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Alexis

In fact Chelsea FC did relatively little, but what they did do they did it well. Defend & counter-attack while Barcelona played their "patented" ball control style that increased along with frustration as the match went on & they could not score a goal.


Take these statistics, 7 clear chances for Barcelona, including the bar & the post, to one real chance to Chelsea that was the winning goal.



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Drogba

The first half saw Alexis hit the bar early, Cesc get his ball cleared off the goal-line by Andy Cole, multiple chances missed by Barcelona & the Chelsea FC goal in the last minute of the half ( 47th min ) by DROGBA from an excellent counter-attack from a midfield loss from Messi.

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Messi 

The second half saw Barça try everything,  but they kept "crashing" into the Chelsea defensive wall, a fabulous Peter Cech save from a Puyol header flick-on & a post in the last moments from Barça sub Pedro. Just one of those Football nights for Barça & a grand evening for Chelsea were their match strategy worked out to perfection.


Now its off to Barcelona & the "Camp Nou" in 6 days for the 2º leg game where I still see Barça favourite as I didn't really see anything spectacular from Chelsea. Said all this, it is Chelsea which has the goal advantage & not Barça, & anything can happen in Football.

Great match ahead in all cases, not to be missed.


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