Wednesday April 18, 2012 Semifinal Finished Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 1 - 0 FC Barcelona

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  1. Chelsea snatch first-leg win over Barcelona

    Chelsea snatch first-leg win over Barcelona

    Didier Drogba gave Chelsea a smash-and-grab 1-0 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at Stamford Bridge. More

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    Time:90'
    • Chelsea
    • FC Barcelona
    • - Thanks for joining me tonight, and last night for Bayern-Real. Tomorrow we bring you Europa League semis action, although I won't be taking you through that. I will be around for some Premier League action this weekend. Remember, any comments on that game Tweet me @Reda_Eurosport. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
    • 90+3 Drama at the death and Chelsea hold on! They beat Barcelona 1-0, but it's only half time. Fighting chance for Chelsea, who rode their luck.
    • 90+2 Barca swarm forward, Messi on the right, backheel from Busquets but a superb tackle from Terry, it drops to PEDRO WITH THE DRIVE AND IT HITS THE POST AND BUSQUETS MUST SCORE BUT HE BLASTS OVER!
    • 90+1 Alves with the corner on the right but headed away by Cahill. Barca have it back but a sweeping long pass is miscontrolled by Pedro. Cheers from the home fans.
    • 90+1 Alves on the right for Barca as they continue to probe - Messi barely had a sniff today, Alves winning a corner off Drogba though. Three minutes added on.
    • 90' Drogba chases a long ball, but it takes two defenders to shepherd him off it and Mascherano clears.
    • 89' Poor ball by Iniesta dragged so far wide that Cole can let it roll out for a throw.
    • 88' CHELSEA SUB: Bosingwa on for Ramires. Bus-parking time...
    • 88' Cech has been excellent tonight - claiming high balls, low balls, rushing out when Barca cut through and making a few top saves when needed. Clap clap.
    • 87' Messi with the free-kick - he curls it in, Drogba slips and Puyol flicks it towards goal but palmed behind by Cech! Great save! Corrner!
    • 87' BARCA SUB: Cuenca on for Xavi, a change which won Barca the match against Levante at the weekend.
    • 86' Yellow card for Drogba for a foul as he tracked back.
    • 85' A long ball is headed on by Drogba, who could be in but it fails to drop and the whistle has gone, a push on Adriano.
    • 84' Disappointing through ball from Iniesta that rolls through to Cech, who will take his time.
    • 83' Barca turning it up again as Xavi crosses but Ivanovic there to head away from Messi.
    • 82' Barca probing and probing but Chelsea break - Drogba is running away and Kalou could be in but Drogba overhits the pass and Mascherano strokes it back to Valdes. Phew!
    • 81' Pedro on the right, now Thiago, Alves wide right in support but he is forced back to Busquets, everyone bar Drogba behind the ball for Chelsea.
    • 80' Drogba with a mighty leap and flick but he is said to have been using a defender as leverage, to the home fans' annoyance.
    • 79' BARCA SUB: Fabregas off fo Thiago.
    • 78' Messi and Xavi over it, but Alves takes and in keeping with tonight he finds the wall. Still Barca ball though, until Iniesta strays offside.
    • 77' Terry trips Messi about 30 yards out after Meireles fails to check him. Free-kick, Xavi range.
    • 77' Cole will just launch this, but Drogba can't keep it in. Goal kick Barca.
    • 76' Alves with a fine touch and first-time cross but Terry heads clear; Xavi on it, now Alves but he can't get past Ramires, who bounds away and is hacked down by Busquets. Booking.
    • 75' Alves tries a through ball but no-one reads it and Cech gathers with help from Terry guarding its route.
    • 74' CHELSEA SUB: Mata comes off to applause, quiet by his standards but a tough ask. He strolls off, Kalou on to try and stretch the visitors with his pace.
    • 73' Messi on the ball again, now Cesc, now Pedro and now Cole, who gets back to clear for a throw.
    • 72' Lampard swings the free-kick in but it's behind Terry, who can't make meaningful contact.
    • 71' Now Pedro is booked for a cynical challenge on Cole after the England left-back surged forward. Since getting his offside wrong early on, Cole has been superb.
    • 70' Xavi with the free-kick then... but well over.
    • 69' Busquets feeds Messi, who is tripped by Ramires on the edge of the box after a killer first touch. That's more like it from Messi. Booking Ramires.
    • 68' Puyol is having words with the Drog, I assume in some kind of Franglais as Puyol is not an English speaker. Play is restarted and Barca decide not to return it. Drogba is limping still. Watch him recover though - amazing powers.
    • 67' Drogba is down again. 'Injured' after a surging run. Barca are annoyed. Pot, kettle.
    • 67' BARCA SUB: Pedro on for Sanchez.
    • 66' Xavi sends the corner out to the edge of the box this time, where Puyol is lurking, but his flick on is hooked clear by Mikel.
    • 65' Messi gets away from Mikel and Meireles and could be in here but his shot is blocked by Terry and well wide, corner though.
    • 65' Poor free-kick from Messi - low and into the wall. Now Chelsea clear and Drogba is running on to it but Mascherano hauls him down. Free-kick Chelsea just inside the Barca half.
    • 64' Mikel with a handball on the edge of the D, unlucky as it spun off his thigh first but his arms were out. Free-kick 26 yards or so out...
    • 63' Barca come again but Chelsea have almost everyone back. This could be a long half hour or so...
    • 62' Sanchez with a shove as he tries to wriggle in down the left, Ramires clearing and the whistle going.
    • 61' Alves and Cole with a bit of ping-pong on the Chelsea left wing and eventually the ball is Barca's.
    • 60' Chelsea do have a free-kick wide right now, Mata swings it in, the ball drops for Cahill but he handles while controlling it and it's Barca ball now.
    • 59' Lampard gets away from Puyol on the edge of the area and Mascherano slides in, the home fans bay for a free-kick but clearly got the ball.
    • 58' Barca come again, Iniesta with a through ball to Adriano free wide left and a wicked low ball but no-one can touch it and it spins away to safety, Alves thrashing it over from range in the end.
    • 57' WHAT A MISS FROM SANCHEZ! A wonderful give-and-go with Fabregas, whose through ball was a delightful scoop, but under pressure from Cole the Chilean poked it wide from six yards!!
    • 56' Barca still knocking it about patiently, a strong virtue of theirs...
    • 55' Chelsea are giving it away whenever they intercept now, and Xavi feeds Sanchez WHO GETS CLEAR but a super slide hook tackle from Cahill to bring it clear!
    • 55' Mikel gives it away just after Meireles had done well to dispossess Messi. The Argentine then goes on a dribble but Cahill blocks his shot. Still Barca ball though, knocking it about around halfway inside the Chelsea half.
    • 54' Poor touch from Cesc on the edge of the box as Messi tried to put him in.
    • 53' Chelsea now have a corner on the left, which Lampard swings over, great ball and Cahill flies in but just can't get a boot on it!!
    • 52' Barca with a long spell of possession that culminates in Adriano cutting inside from the left before unleashing a rasping curler that Cech bats away!
    • 51' Messi with the corner that Lampard heads away. I would hazard it quite difficult for Barca to win any high balls in given Chelsea's height advantage.
    • 50' Iniesta on the left tries a low shot that strikes the instep of Ivanovic and spins behind for a corner.
    • 49' Barca back to their old tricks of trying to pass Chelsea into some kind of ball-coma. Chelsea aren't letting themselves get hypnotised though, snapping away in midfield.
    • 48' Why is Terry on the left wing chasing down a lost cause? Anyway, it's a Barca goal kick.
    • 48' Here comes Ramires on the left, trying a backheel back to Cole but blocked for a throw.
    • 47' Messi tries a curler but blocked by Cahill. Now Adriano on the left wins a throw off Ivanovic.
    • 46' Raining down at the Bridge, and across West London, all day. Summer? Bah!
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • - Well then well then. What maketh ye of that half? Chelsea lucky, or boxing clever? Barca should have scored at least twice though, Alexis hitting the bar, Cesc missing a sitter and having one cleared off the line. Have your say on Twitter @Reda_Eurosport
    • 45+3 Half-time and Chelsea lead through the last kick - Drogba with a late strike after Barca had dominated, Messi giving it away. #isadisgrace
    • 45+2 GOAL CHELSEA! DROGBA! Messi gives it away, long ball from Lampard to release Ramires with a great run, he cuts it back across the face of goal and with Barca stretched Drogba rattles in a low finish in off the diving Valdes.
    • 45+2 Messi goes down holding his woo-hoo after a tangle with Meireles. Off the ball, and no-one saw it, least of all me. That's because, it transpires, Meireles was nowhere near him - Messi slipped and tweaked his groin.
    • 45+1 Super pass from Terry to release Cole, who kills it with a super touch to boot, but he is adjudged to be fractionally offside.
    • 45+1 Meireles almost keeps it in but isn't quite quick enough. Drogba with a hilarious dying swan in the build up to that, would have made Ashley Young proud.
    • 45' Corner for Barca late in the half as Barca try to turn the screw after beckoning Chelsea on. A bit of nonsense first as Terry and Puyol push and shove. Xavi swings it in but Drogba clears. Messi then overhits a ball to Sanchez and, as the Chelsea fans ask who he is, raises a wry smile.
    • 44' Messi draws jeers from the home fans as he mis-kicks a half-volley well wide.
    • 43' Messi outmuscles Mikel, oddly, and he races away! Barca are in as Messi puts Cesc through AND CESC LOFTS IT OVER CECH but off the line by Cole!! Comfortable for Cole, but that was another chance, Cesc scuffing the finish somewhat when power would have worked well enough.
    • 42' Xavi to swing it to the edge of the box but headed clear by Cahill, and Alves tries a volley from range but well over.
    • 41' Barca come forward for the first time in a while, Busquets on it now, he moves into space, wide to Alves but Cole blocks his cross. Corner to Barca.
    • 40' Hurled by Ivanovic up to Drogba, he holds it up for Ivanovic who shoots, but blocked. Now Barca have it back as Drog strays offside.
    • 39' Drogba, obviously, is fine as he backs into his marker to win a header, now Cole wins a challenge beats Alves with a cute drag back, to Chelsea fan delight. Chelsea have a throw on the right...
    • 38' Drogba hits the deck and is flat out in some discomfort. Barca call for the ball to be kicked out. He'll live.
    • 37' Alves receives the ball from Messi, he manages to turn but Mikel shuts him out and draws a foul too.
    • 36' Drogba goes down holding his knee after an aerial one with Busquets, but he was offside initially and it's back with Barca. Puyol goes to the sidelines for a bit of treatment...
    • 35' The corner sees Barca cut it back across goal, a bit of hot-cake action as Chelsea refuse to clear it and eventually Drogba gets hold of the ball and is fouled by Puyol.
    • 34' Cole does really well after a mix-up in the Chelsea defence allows Alves to get away, he was set to beat Cech to it but the left-back did well. Corner.
    • 33' Puyol, meanwhile, is limping; Pique the ready-made replacement on the bench. Puyol is okay though as he does well to cover the right-back area.
    • 32' Ivanovic spots Iniesta's run off the ball and gets the ball clear.
    • 31' Now Barca's turn to be offside as Sanchez strays on the right.
    • 30' Drogba with a superb take and through ball to release Mata but the Ivorian was coming back from offside.
    • 29' Terry almost gets caught in possession, bailed out by Mikel and Meireles. Chelsea have the ball for once.
    • 28' Long from Mascherano but Terry sees the Alves run; it pops up for Sanchez, superb cross and Messi is unmarked with the header but this is not Spain so Cech is getting hold of that all day. A chance though!
    • 27' Cesc slips around Cahill and has a dig but beaten clear. Barca laying siege on the Chelsea box now. The home fans are impatient but you HAVE to soak this kind of pressure up against Barca.
    • 26' Super turn by Drogba as Chelsea look to counter but Alves is a speedy one and gets back to nick the ball away.
    • 25' Iniesta steals it off Cahill on the Barca left wing but he can't get past the England defender, who eases away with the ball as a flattened Iniesta looks quizically to the ref. Went down easily there, but there was movement of the arm - ref gave Barca a similar one when Pedro Botelho 'fouled' Isaac Cuenca in La Liga at the weekend.
    • 24' Another poor long pass from Meireles, Mata only able to head it back into play, where Iniesta is waiting to launch another passing move for Barca.
    • 23' Cech rushes out to claim after Iniesta and Messi again combine. The keeper has been a useful last line of defence so far.
    • 22' Mis-kick from Xavi and Mata leads the counter, Meireles on the left tries to send Lampard through but too much inside curl on it and Mascherano can clear.
    • 21' Tap tap from Barca as they try to work it more traditionally, now crossfield from Xavi to Alexis, who looks short to Iniesta. Xavi finally shoots but blocked and wide for a corner.
    • 20' Barca coolly play it out from the back as Ramires chases down a backpass. Chelsea get it back though as Terry looks long. Hooooof.
    • 20' A long ball from Xavi sends Cesc through but Cech reads it to punch clear. Cahill and Ivanovic not on the same wavelength there.
    • 19' Ivanovic with the throw, long again, half cleared by Busquets AND MATA HALF VOLLEYS but well over in the end. Better from Chelsea.
    • 18' Ramires and Mata almost exploit some doddy defending from Puyol and Mascherano but Adriano hacks it clear!
    • 17' Alves finds Messi on the edge of the box but, as he tries to shoot, Mikel and Meireles fly in to block. Now Messi again on the left, superb run to race past two players, Lampard almost trips him and it's cut-back to Iniesta WHO SHOOTS LOW AND CECH PARRIES AND CESC MUST SCORE BUT HE MISKICKS IT! Fabregas misses a sitter, shanking the open-goal finish off the side of his boot and wide!
    • 16' Cesc runs on to a straight long pass from Adriano I think, certainly from deep, but Cech rushes out to claim just inside his box.
    • 15' Drogba is back on his feet, perhaps showing Barca that anything Busquets does he can do better. Barca restart play.
    • 14' Drogba limps after just failing to get on to Lampard's pass, thanks to a shove from Mascherano. Drog is down. He'll be back up.
    • 13' Meireles lucky not to be booked for another mistimed tackle. Chelsea fans chanting 'same old Barca always cheating' but that was late.
    • 12' Sanchez collides with Terry while trying to turn off the ball into the channel. Terry thinks he's dived but it was a clear block. Not a foul maybe, certainly not spotted by the referee. Assistant saw no problem.
    • 11' Rushed clearance from Valdes, Barca are rattled all of a sudden! They have it back though.
    • 10' Chelsea, meanwhile, have a throw on the right. Ivanovic to hurl it in... Super throw and Barca are all at sea, Drogba and Terry and Cahill attack but the ball spins off Cahill, Terry tries to reach it but can't and it bounces wide! Alves and Terry had chunks of each other's shirts. More of that needed for Chelsea - set pieces, high in the box.
    • - Let off for Chelsea - hands in the air like George Graham's Arsenal but the Chilean was onside. Probably saved as much by Cech's quick thinking to race off the line as the Sanchez finish. Ashley Cole at fault, failing to hold the line.
    • 9' Xavi swings in the free-kick but it's a bit too swingy, easy for Cech. Barca soon regain possession though as Sanchez is played through, the Chelsea defence think he's offside but he's in and flicks it over the onrushing Cech but off the bar!!
    • 8' Meireles a bit late on Cesc after the Catalan skipped away from him. Meireles looks like an extra from Tank Girl with that barnet-tattoo combo.
    • 7' Drogba with an awesome first touch to get away from Mascherano, he should be in here but the second touch is a bit heavier and Puyol comes back well to intercept. Another sniff for Le Drog.
    • 6' Barca have it back now, surviving a poor clearance by Alves as Xavi picks up the loose ball. Tick, tock, tick, tock.
    • 5' Cole surges forward and wins a throw on the left. There was a clear check on Ramires in that move but the ref waved play on.
    • 5' Busquets is caught by Drogba, the former happy to roll around and Drogba helping him up. Like minds and all that.
    • 4' Barca come again, moving it forward then right to left but Terry and Cahill are able to clear thanks to good hassling by Meireles.
    • 3' Almost an awesome touch by Drogba but it skips away from him on the moist surface, having got behind Puyol on to a long ball.
    • 2' As expected, Barca start with a nice spell of possession but cheers from the home fans as Ramires eases Messi off the ball and Chelsea clear.
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 19:44 The teams are out and Chelsea will kick off. Barca wearing black, which is much cooler than that nasty magenta affair they often use.
    • 19:42 @mitkotraj: "I think Chelsea will go to the final.. They will be strong and will win it ... Prediction 2:0 for Chelsea";‏ @esotericani: "its gonna be 70-30 for barca so only way for Chelsea is counter attack #isadisgrace"; @ginja_ninja3: "4-1 barca i think messi will just take over the weakend chealse defence and score two and assist two"; @gasmuttai: "Barca are favorites. predicting 2-0 for Barca. Lets see whether Blues can pull out a rabbit out of their 'home' hat." ON TWITTER!
    • 19:40 PREDICTION FEEDING FRENZY - @chrisgunner48: "i think barca will win 1-0"; @Arrogant_Amer: "think Messi needs 6 goals to break another CL record..i guess thats just 1 game vs Chelsea for him so #justtheusual"; @YeeChungTang: "Draw, Chelsea's mid is nowhere near as strong as Barcelona's but home advantage and set pieces will play a role"; @AlexMercer305: "Hope Chelsea wins,gonna be difficult but not impossible" ON TWITTER!
    • 19:35 I'm surprised that I'm not getting the usual predictions from y'all. Here is one, from @shreymantri: "I think it will be a 1-1 draw at stamford... goals by lampard and messi. MESSI as always #isadisgrace" PREDICT ON TWITTER!
    • 19:30 The reality is, though, that Barca are just a lot better than Chelsea - they were then, and are more so now. So the Blues will really have to raise their game, play to their strengths and forget about what happened in 2009. Arsene Wenger agrees!
    • 19:25 Remember the ref who took charge of that fateful night three years ago? The one who 'denied' Chelsea four penalties (two of which were nailed-on)? Well he's still knocking about, and says Chelsea fans are still sending him hatemail. #isadisgrace. FULL STORY HERE!
    • 19:20 FACTS: The Catalans won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge that time; Chelsea have never lost at Stamford Bridge in a Champions League semi-final (two wins, three draws).
    • 19:20 FACTS: Chelsea are unbeaten in their last five Champions League games against Barcelona, four of which have been draws; Barcelona last beat Chelsea in February 2006 when both sides met in the last 16 of the Champions League.
    • 19:15 FACT: Chelsea and Barcelona have met four times in knockout ties in the Champions League, with the Catalans progressing on three occasions.
    • 19:15 FACT: Chelsea and Barcelona have played each other 10 times in the Champions League, with each team winning three times. The four other games were drawn.
    • 19:10 FACT: Chelsea and Barcelona have each reached the semi-final stage of the Champions League six times in the last nine seasons (since 2003/04), the best tallies over that period.
    • 19:10 FACT: Barcelona are playing in their fifth consecutive Champions League semi-final, the longest run in the history of the competition (since 1992-93).
    • 19:05 With no user comments facility on the matchcast, you will have to take to Twitter, finding me @Reda_Eurosport, to air your views, predictions and wild conspiracy theories. Bonus points for anyone who uses the hashtag #isadisgrace. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
    • 19:00 Guardiola: "Chelsea are a very strong team; although they have been inconsistent in the league, they have been very strong in this competition and it will be a hard game to win."
    • 19:00 Di Matteo: "The spirit in the group is very high, very good and we could not have had a better game than Sunday's to prepare for this game. But now we need to play two perfect games to defeat Barcelona and the way we have performed in the last six weeks gives us the belief that we can produce those two perfect games. They do not like playing against us. We are two teams who have a lot of respect for each other, but we always give them a lot of problems."
    • 18:55 The defending champions, meanwhile, have Gerard Pique and Dani Alves back from injury but only the latter starts, with in-form converted midfielder Javier Mascherano continuing alongisde Carles Puyol at centre-back. David Villa (broken leg) and Eric Abidal (liver transplant) are out. No room for young wingers Isaac Cuenca or Pedro as Barca too favour experience - Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas support Lionel Messi.
    • 18:55 So for Chelsea, David Luiz misses both legs with a hamstring injury; Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic play, with Jose Bosingwa dropped. Roberto Di Matteo has taken a cautious line to stifle Barca's midfield: Didier Drogba leads the line in preference to Fernando Torres, with Mata playing off him and a very narrow four of Lampard, Mikel, Ramires and Meireles behind. Solid.
    • 18:50 TEAMS - CHELSEA: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Lampard, Mikel, Meireles, Ramires, Mata, Drogba; Subs: Turnbull, Bosingwa, Essien, Malouda, Kalou, Torres, Sturridge /// BARCELONA: Valdes, Alves, Mascherano, Puyol, Adriano, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Sanchez, Fabregas, Messi; Subs: Pinto, Pique, Bartra, Thiago, Keita, Pedro, Cuenca
    • 18:45 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Chelsea and Barcelona's Champions League semi-final first leg at Stamford Bridge - not the first time these sides have met, as you all know. Kick off is at 7.45pm UK time, and it promises to be a cracker.
  • Summary

    • 90+2 Barca swarm forward, Messi on the right, backheel from Busquets but a superb tackle from Terry, it drops to PEDRO WITH THE DRIVE AND IT HITS THE POST AND BUSQUETS MUST SCORE BUT HE BLASTS OVER!
    • 87' Messi with the free-kick - he curls it in, Drogba slips and Puyol flicks it towards goal but palmed behind by Cech! Great save! Corrner!
    • 57' WHAT A MISS FROM SANCHEZ! A wonderful give-and-go with Fabregas, whose through ball was a delightful scoop, but under pressure from Cole the Chilean poked it wide from six yards!!
    • 55' Chelsea are giving it away whenever they intercept now, and Xavi feeds Sanchez WHO GETS CLEAR but a super slide hook tackle from Cahill to bring it clear!
    • 53' Chelsea now have a corner on the left, which Lampard swings over, great ball and Cahill flies in but just can't get a boot on it!!
    • 52' Barca with a long spell of possession that culminates in Adriano cutting inside from the left before unleashing a rasping curler that Cech bats away!
    • 45+2 GOAL CHELSEA! DROGBA! Messi gives it away, long ball from Lampard to release Ramires with a great run, he cuts it back across the face of goal and with Barca stretched Drogba rattles in a low finish in off the diving Valdes.
    • 43' Messi outmuscles Mikel, oddly, and he races away! Barca are in as Messi puts Cesc through AND CESC LOFTS IT OVER CECH but off the line by Cole!! Comfortable for Cole, but that was another chance, Cesc scuffing the finish somewhat when power would have worked well enough.
    • 28' Long from Mascherano but Terry sees the Alves run; it pops up for Sanchez, superb cross and Messi is unmarked with the header but this is not Spain so Cech is getting hold of that all day. A chance though!
    • 25' Iniesta steals it off Cahill on the Barca left wing but he can't get past the England defender, who eases away with the ball as a flattened Iniesta looks quizically to the ref. Went down easily there, but there was movement of the arm - ref gave Barca a similar one when Pedro Botelho 'fouled' Isaac Cuenca in La Liga at the weekend.
    • 18' Ramires and Mata almost exploit some doddy defending from Puyol and Mascherano but Adriano hacks it clear!
    • 17' Alves finds Messi on the edge of the box but, as he tries to shoot, Mikel and Meireles fly in to block. Now Messi again on the left, superb run to race past two players, Lampard almost trips him and it's cut-back to Iniesta WHO SHOOTS LOW AND CECH PARRIES AND CESC MUST SCORE BUT HE MISKICKS IT! Fabregas misses a sitter, shanking the open-goal finish off the side of his boot and wide!
    • 10' Chelsea, meanwhile, have a throw on the right. Ivanovic to hurl it in... Super throw and Barca are all at sea, Drogba and Terry and Cahill attack but the ball spins off Cahill, Terry tries to reach it but can't and it bounces wide! Alves and Terry had chunks of each other's shirts. More of that needed for Chelsea - set pieces, high in the box.
    • 9' Xavi swings in the free-kick but it's a bit too swingy, easy for Cech. Barca soon regain possession though as Sanchez is played through, the Chelsea defence think he's offside but he's in and flicks it over the onrushing Cech but off the bar!!
    • 7' Drogba with an awesome first touch to get away from Mascherano, he should be in here but the second touch is a bit heavier and Puyol comes back well to intercept. Another sniff for Le Drog.
    • 18:50 TEAMS - CHELSEA: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Lampard, Mikel, Meireles, Ramires, Mata, Drogba; Subs: Turnbull, Bosingwa, Essien, Malouda, Kalou, Torres, Sturridge /// BARCELONA: Valdes, Alves, Mascherano, Puyol, Adriano, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Sanchez, Fabregas, Messi; Subs: Pinto, Pique, Bartra, Thiago, Keita, Pedro, Cuenca

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