BARCELONA (Sporting Alert) – Didier Drogba was included in CHelsea’s starting line up for tonight’s Champions League semi-finals second tie against Barcelona at Camp Nou.

Following Live Commentary of the games

Didier was doubtful with an injury but past a late fitness test and will start in the attack. The Ivory Coast forward had missed Saturday’s 0-0 Barclays Premier League draw with Arsenal with a knee injury.

Chelsea lead the tie 1-0 following the 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge last week.

Barcelona in the meantime, have included Alexis Sanchez, Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas in their starting team for the must win game.

Also starting is Gerard Pique, who was on the bench in the defeat to Real Madrid in the league at the weekend.

Thiago, Tello, and Dani Alves are all on the bench for the champion.

Barcelona vs Chelsea

Barcelona: Valdes, Puyol, Pique, Mascherano, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Cuenca, Messi, Sanchez, Fabregas

Subs: Pinto, Dani Alves, Thiago, Keita, Pedro, Adriano, Tello

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Mikel, Meireles, Mata, Lampard, Ramires, Drogba

Subs: Turnbull, Essien, Torres, Malouda, Bosingwa, Kalou, Sturridge

Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)


Walter Hoyos joins SportingAlert as contributor for Spanish football and the Spain national team. I like to travel, one of the favourite things on my list, but I also like to just spend time with family and friends when I am not covering football games. Hope to dump into some of my readers some day.

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