Chelsea blow semi to leave a Barca – United final

May 6, 2009 Tags: , Shorts 6 comments

So it’ll be Barcelona in the Champions League final this year after Los Cules’ 1-1 draw with a unashamedly negative Chelsea side tonight. Barcelona have a wonderful array of attacking talent, which can destroy any defence on the planet. Chelsea knew it and with 25 minutes left decided to put their 11 men behind the ball against Barça’s 10, while the visitors took risks and threw men forward. Sure, the referee made some poor decisions but the game remained in Chelsea’s hands. They bottled it by swapping their striker for a right-back, and fell for the sucker punch. At least a United – Barcelona final should make for a great match. And with three out of four first choice defenders already out of the final, Barça are there for the taking. Bring on May 27!


tel - May 6, 2009 Reply

disgraceful refereeing tonight

why wasn’t iniesta booked for taking his shirt off?
chelsea had 3 good penalty shouts turned down
it was never a sending off,
and now uefa will investigate and ban chelsea players for their behaviour after the game but cant correct a mistake made by the referee in giving our fletch a red card,
uefa suck ass

Ed - May 7, 2009 Reply

True UEFA do suck and they always seem to have their own agenda. Iniesta was booked, unfortunately he wasn’t one of the players already on two cards. Abidal’s red may help Flether.. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some horse trading going on at UEFA HQ.

Hashaka - May 8, 2009 Reply

Ed, apart from Abidal which other Barca starters will miss the final?

Ed - May 8, 2009 Reply

Alves – suspension, Marquez – injury. Milito – injury. Puyol will be back but anyone who has seen him this season knows his legs have gone.

captainhormone - April 5, 2011 Reply

tbf..this is cruel

sheesh - April 5, 2011 Reply

captainhormone said:
tbf..this is cruel

What is? Seeing the words ‘blow’ and ‘semi’ in the title and not getting what you expected?

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