Champions League semi to be decided at Stamford Bridge

April 29, 2009

Last night’s goalless draw at the Nou Camp was the first match this season that Barcelona failed to score at home, and despite the hosts controlling play from the start, they were unable to capitalise on that control. At many moments during the match it seemed that Chelsea was playing with 11 men in defence, with Leo Messi heavily marked and no room for the strikers to make any real moves.

And strangely enough it was Chelsea who came the closest to scoring when a massive mistake by Marquez towards the end of the first half meant that Drogba had the time and space to shoot. Luckily Victor Valdes was awake and deflected the shot, conceding a corner.

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