Chelsea holds on to beat Barcelona

Updated: April 19, 2012, 6:05 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Didier Drogba swept the ball into the net late in the first half, and Chelsea managed to hang on.

With an inspired performance, the Blues beat Barcelona 1-0 Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal and set up a must-see second leg of the series in Spain next week.

Either Barcelona will move within a victory of becoming the first back-to-back winner in more than two decades, or Chelsea will have the opportunity to win Europe's top club title ...

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