LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Chelsea took a big step at reaching this season’s Champions League finals, following a 1-0 victory over defending champions Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
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The hero on the night was Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba, whose match winner came just before half-time and captain John Terry hailed the veteran forward.
“We had to be very patient, I don’t think we touched the ball for the first 15 minutes but from Didi on his own up front, the midfield and defence, it was a great team performance,” Terry told ITV.
“Didi is all about these big nights, the big occasions. He put fear into the Spurs defence at the weekend and he did that again tonight. He was up there on his own against some of best defenders in world and he did it brilliantly.
“They had chances, we cleared a couple off the line but they’re a great side. We respect them but we’re not in awe of them, and another performance like that and we’ll be okay.”