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UEFA Champions League: Chelsea at Barcelona (Your Running Commentary)

Didier Drogba (AP) Lionel Messi 3 (AP)

The UEFA Champions League semifinals kick off today with Chelsea traveling to Spain to take on FC Barcelona (2:30pm, ESPN2) in a dream match-up featuring some of the game's biggest stars.

Messi, Lampard, Drogba, Henry, Eto'o, Essien. The world's best will be on display today in what should be a very entertaining match.

If you will be watching today's match, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.

  • dagger

    Ives, “Messi, Lampard, Drogba, Henry, Eto’o, Essien. The world’s best will be on display today in what should be a very entertaining match.”
    Unfortunately it was rubbish. Guus pulled 10 men back and went into hack the attack. I agree with madmax, the official allowed the tactic to work. Chelsea could easily have 3 men out for the return game, Malouda, Alex, and Ballack if the official was only adequate.

    If the officials won’t do their jobs they should be removed, or the rules need to be expanded on persist ant fouling. There shouldn’t be any reward for play like this.


  • LJ

    It was a pretty decent game, plenty of chances. What are you bitches complaining about?


  • Mig

    NateinSF: You are one of the rare people I’ve ever heard say that about Ballack. I agree, he is on of the dirtiest footballers I’ve ever seen. I’m a Chelsea fan and have been for 15 years but I can’t stand the big German. He’s also so slow it’s painful to watch him run.



  • madmax

    The quality of the CL’s games is probably out of the hands of individual clubs, managers, and players. Even the German Official Stark, admitted he allowed dangerous play and persistent fouling because, ‘that is expected in these CL matches’. FIFA must change to a one game and out format starting with the final eight before football becomes the new pro wrestling or roller derby.


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