Wednesday, April 29, 2009
BARCA 0, CHELSEA 0
Chelsea's coach Guus Hiddink predicted that the first leg of his team's Champions League semifinal matchup with Barcelona would be high scoring proved an elaborate Three Amigos-esque ruse as his club, searching for their first ever Champions League title (they finished second last year), slogged to a scoreless draw against the top team in La Liga.
Barca controlled the action, taking 19 shots to only 3 by Chelsea. The scuttlebutt is that Chelsea is really happy with this result, but when you look at it statistically, they still need to beat Barca in the second leg in order to advance to the finals. Barca can get a 1-1 tie and advance because Chelsea didn't get any precious away goals.
The second half of the Champions League semifinals takes place this afternoon, when English rivals Arsenal and Man U clash at Old Trafford. Manchester United is trying to become the first team since AC Milan in 1990 to repeat as European Champions.
Posted by GRRM Jr. at 8:01 AM