Calibandar, on 19 April 2012 - 03:11 AM, said:
Let's hope that it doesn't, as football fans. That was an awful display last night. I didn't know you could have 11 players in your own penalty box for 90% of the game, but apparently you can. About as defensive and ugly a manner of playing as there is, not just in the premise of the line-up, but in execution as well. 4 defenders, 5 midfielders and 1 strikers, and that one striker rarely saw Barca's half.
i'm sorry, but drogba saw enough of barca's half to score one on them
also, despite what barca's fans might wish for, 70% possession does not grant you a 2-goal bonus on the final match score.
chelsea sat back and tried to catch barca on breakaways - a legitimate football tactics, though not very interesting to watch. at the end of the day, chelsea played this game to win it, not to entertain the fans (i'm sure most of their fans understand and appreciate that)
trying to outplay barca would almost certainly prove disastrous for chelsea, so they adapted their style and managed to get the result they were hoping for (with lady luck on their side, no doubt about it).
barca is the more likely team to go through, mostly because the chances of them missing as many shots as they did last night are slim to none.