Match Of The Week: FC Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea

Ian

Ian began writing Twohundredpercent in May 2006. He lives in Brighton. He has also written for, amongst others, Pitch Invasion, FC Business Magazine, The Score, When Saturday Comes, Stand Against Modern Football and The Football Supporter. Ian was the first winner of the Socrates Award For Not Being Dead Yet at the 2010 NOPA awards for football bloggers.

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7 Responses

  1. jo says:

    It was apt that Chelsea were all in yellow tonight because this has been the most yellow-bellied cowardly performance by an English club in Europe for many a year! We bang the drum for the excitement of the Premiership and in one game Chelsea have destroyed the status here with a disgusting and negative performance that for every football purist was repulsive to watch. Even as an Englishman I hope Barcelona beat them at Stamford Bridge because Chelsea deserve nothing!

  2. Sand says:

    Chelsea did the job they had to do and did it very efficiently. That’s it.

  3. harrison says:

    i agree with jo, chelsea deserves nothing, even though not allowing barcelona was quite a feat, at least show some heart, and attack, instead of simply kick the ball away in hopes for a 1v1 breakaway,
    in summary, chealsea played like a group of scared schoolgirls, and appeared to only walk away from camp nou weak and fearful of next weeks game

  4. Sand says:

    Barcelona has players who are very very fast. This gives them the ability to score a lot of goals. The fact that this is the first game where they haven’t scored in camp nou in comparison to all season tells the fact. Chelsea came here whit some goal and accomplished it very efficiently. Even though they were very bad in keeping the ball the results count a lot. Hopefully Chelsea don’t give their opponents too much respect during the return leg. They did look pretty scared to attack but barcelona did not show the usual sharpness they have and creativity was lacking as well. So in a way fair result.

  5. ultrafox says:

    It’s now the FOURTH year in a row that Barca have failed to beat Premier League opponents at the Camp Nou.

    Last night they seemed subdued, even haunted by the memories of past defeats by Liverpool and Man U. Indeed, the tactics employed by Guus Hiddink appeared remarkably similar to those of Sir Alex Ferguson 12 months ago.

    With Ashley Cole restored to the side, Chelsea will now be the slight favourites, especially as both Pujol and Marques are likely to be missing from the visiting defence.

    But the tie is still finely balanced, and the first goal at the Bridge will probably decide the outcome.

  6. mick corri says:

    sponsor for barca is unicef-
    what a club-but I suspect that romanovich’s renegades will win out-
    comeon barca

  7. Squiddy says:

    Far from being yellow-bellied, Chelsea laid down the gauntlet that if Barcelona are such a great attacking side, have the ball and see how many they can get. Man Utd did the same last season, with similar possession stats and got the exact same result. Barcelona don’t like it when things don’t get dropped in ther laps and you could see them panicking more and more as the minutes passed and 2 of their illustrious 3 forwards were withdrawn with the job too much for them.

    Have a go if you think you’re hard enough. They did have a go and got precisely nowhere. So much for their vaunted attack on their home patch in front of 95000 of their own fans. Barcelona who?

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