LONDON –If there was ever a time that defending European champion, F.C. Barcelona was vulnerable, this is it. The question that remains is can Chelsea take advantage.
Thanks to consecutive losses at the hands of archrival, Real Madrid, 2-1 and to English Premier League side, Chelsea, 1-0 in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal in London, F.C. Barcelona not only looks vulnerable but also very beatable.
During their 1-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, the Blues defense did a nice job of not allowing F.C. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi to dominate from the midfield with his trademark pin-point passes to fellow strikers Andres Iniesta, Xavi and David Villa.
Thanks to Chelsea’s steadfast commitment to keep everything in front of them against the sharp and elaborate tika-taka passing attack of the Blaugrana, The Blues have a golden opportunity to pull off a stunning upset at Camp Nou thanks to Ivorian striker Didier Drogba.
Drogba, who would net the only goal in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory, would sit out the Blues 0-0 draw against North London rival, Arsenal, with a knee injury is reportedly fit to play in Spain, per the London Guardian.
If Drogba is indeed able to play at a full 100 percent and Chelsea is able to withstand—what will be—a relentless Barca attack for a full 90 minutes, then there is a very good chance that Chelsea will walk of a very quiet Camp Nou pitch Tuesday evening.
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