Goal-Less Vicente Calderon

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Goal-Less Vicente Calderon

No goals conceded for both Atletico Madrid nor Chelsea on the Champions League last night. Dissaponting result for the home team which they were dominating the game with 69% of ball possesion, made 14 shots with 4 of them on target. The host might be dissapointed, but the visiting team just might be quite satissfied. This is not a bad result for Chelsea considering this is their away game. Although Chelsea were dominated by the host, and didn’t really manage to play attractively.

This might be what Chelsea is after, looking at the starting line up, Jose Mourinho is planning to play diffensive since the very beggining of the game. The first half was quite boring, since there is no real thread by Chelsea attacking players. But Petr Cech and John Terry was the victim of this diffensive strategy. Cech was replaced by Schwarzer in the 18th minute of the game and said to miss the rest of the season. While John Terry was carried away from the pitch beacuse ankle injury.

Chelsea will host Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge on April 30 with big confidance, considering Atletico didn’t make a goal in the first leg of the game. London will be a real thread for the Spanish team. Keep The Blue Flag Flying High!!

Line-up:
Atlético Madrid: Courtois, Filipe Luis, Godín, Miranda, Juanfran, Gabi, Suárez (Sosa 80′), García (David Villa 86′), Koke, Diego Ribas (Turan 60′), Diego Costa.

Chelsea: Cech (Schwarzer 18′), Azpilicueta, Terry (Schürrle 73′), Cahill, Cole, Mikel, Lampard, Luiz, Ramires, Torres, Willian (Ba 94′).

 

By: Almas Nizar Bahrak

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