Blues bash Barcelona
Heroic defending -- and luck -- hand Chelsea a narrow advantage in their CL semifinal
LONDON -- Ahead of the first leg of their enticing Champions League semifinal in London, Barcelona and Chelsea provided each other with ample motivation, or blackboard material.
Take Daniel Alves, for instance. The galloping Barcelona right-back, who figured to have an intriguing battle with Ashley Cole at Stamford Bridge, said Chelsea's "fear" prevented the Blues, not the referee, from advancing when they met in the semifinals three years ago.
If you recall, ...
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