Thursday, May 1, 2008

Its a Manutd Chelsea final

Didier Drogba fired Chelsea into their maiden Champions League finals as they saw off the challenge from Liverpool in extra time. It was a tense encounter which saw Chelsea coming out on top. The pre-match talk had been dominated by Rafa who said Drogba was a diver and striker returning the complement saying he had great regard for Rafa till he said those words.

And on the pitch Chelsea started brightly with Reina called into action early. Torres had a good chance but it was saved by Cech. Chelsea were trying to impose themselves into the game with some neat football. Liverpool suffered a blow when Skrtel had to be replaced by Hyppia. And after that Drogba had a great chance were his shot across the post was inches wide. And Chelsea got their goal when Reina saved a Kalou shot and the rebound was smashed in by Drogba who celebrated it by diving right across the Liverpool bench. It was a controversial goal as Kalou was offside when he got the ball.

In the second half Chelsea were sitting back and allowed Liverpool to make all the play. It was not a good tactic against a team that had players like Torres and Gerrard. And Liverpool didn't disappoint them, Torres finished off a ball from Bennayoun and the away goal of Chelsea had been cancelled out. Chelsea then were searching for some spark to get things going and Essien had a good chance but he hit the side net. And as the teams pressed for the winner time ran out and the match went to extra time.

Chelsea were bright in ET1 and Essien scored after the ball from a corner was cleared but it was ruled offside, another dubious call as the strike was made from outside the box and the Chelsea players in offside position had no intentions of playing the ball. And right away Ballack was fouled in the box to give Chelsea a penalty which Lampard dispatched. While the Blues were celebrating Torres was subbed for Babel. And Drogba sealed the match with another cool finish and it was 3-1 at the end of ET1 and in the closing stages of the second Babel scored who make the scoreline look better.

Its going to a fight between Manchester United and Chelsea in both Premier League and Champions League!!!!!!

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1-0 Drogba
1-1 Torres
2-1 Lampard(pen)
3-1 Drogba
3-2 Babel
Essien - Disallowed goal

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