Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Chelsea wins over Barca 1-0 at Stamford Bridge
Barcelona's Leo Messi, 2011 FIFA Player of the Year.
Call it cynical play or call it great defense. Regardless, Chelsea has a lead in the Champions League tie over Leo Messi and Barcelona. Barcelona squandered so many opportunities in front of the Chelsea goal, you still have to like their chances to make it to the finals in Munich, where I predict there will be an all-Spanish final. There is a tune-up for that potential match in El Clasico this weekend in Barcelona.
Today's leg was played in front of 38,000 rabid Brits. Next week's second leg? In front of 99,000 slightly less than rabid Spaniards at Camp Nou.