Well, what can I say, the match was fantastic. Mourinho said before the match that he expected the game to be more open than their previous encounters and that was indeed true . 😛

At this point I must say, Kudos to Hilario, Chelsea’s third goalie (making his first competitive debut for Chelsea) with all the pressure that was on him to perform, he didn’t break and made some crucial stops.

The first half was Barcelona’s better half with Lionel Messi looking the most dangerous, but even in this half Chelsea was the slightly better team, creating some really good chances with a proper finish eluding them.

drogba celebratingThe second half is a different story. Soon after the break Drogba scored another amazing goal, bringing back memories of his stunner against Liverpool. Chelsea’s midfield simply stood out with slick passing, tight ball control and sharp interceptions. Micheal Essien was outstanding. Khalid Boularouhz is also proving to be another real gem in Chelsea’s formidable defense as Ronaldinho found it extremely hard to get past him.

In the end I think Barcelona were glad that they did not loose by a wider margin.

Link: BBC match report