Chelsea v Barcelona Preview

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May 3rd, 2012
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1. Barcelona’s players are the best paid in the world according to a new report. The team kept its No. 1 place on the earnings table with each player taking home an average annual salary of $8.6 million (£5.2 million). That’s a whopping $166,934 (£101,160) per week and a 10% rise on last ...
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Apr 25th, 2012
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[lg_folder folder=”Barcelona V Chelsea 24-4-2012/” count=”1″ paging=”false”]Barcelona president Sandro Rosell said that from a Catalan point of view their Champions League exit to Chelsea last night could be seen as “unjust”, but overall he had no complaints over h...
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Apr 24th, 2012
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Goals from Ramires and Fernando Torres helped Chelsea win through to the Champions League final 3-2 on aggregate after drawing 2-2 at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night. Ramires handed Chelsea a Champions League lifeline towards the end of the first half after a moment of madness from John Terry looked to...
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Apr 24th, 2012
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Chelsea earned a credible draw at Arsenal on Saturday as manager Roberto Di Matteo rested eight players ahead of his side’s trip to Barcelona on Tuesday. Just hours later, Pep Guardiola’s Catalan giants lost to their bitter rivals Real Madrid, effectively handing them the La Liga title in...
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Apr 24th, 2012
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Chelsea through to 2012 UEFA Champions League Final. 3-2 agg   Goals from Ramires and Fernando Torres helped Chelsea win through to the Champions League final 3-2 on aggregate after drawing 2-2 at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night. Ramires handed Chelsea a Champions League lifeline towards the end o...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 19th, 2012
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Didier Drogba believes he has answered critics who branded him over the hill after scoring Chelsea’s winner against Barcelona. The 34 year-old found the net with his – and Chelsea’s – only shot on target at Stamford Bridge last night, giving Roberto Di Matteo’s men hope ...
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Apr 18th, 2012
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Didier Drogba marked a superb display with the first-half winner as Chelsea produced a resilient performance to beat Barcelona 1-0 on Wednesday and take a narrow lead into the second leg of their Champions League semifinal. In one of Chelsea’s few forays forward at Stamford Bridge, Drogba swept...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 18th, 2012
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While many Chelsea fans are no doubt currently wondering how their side will stop 63-goal Lionel Messi – plus his attacking colleagues Andrés Iniesta, Alexis Sánchez, Cesc Fábregas et al – their team’s chances in the tie could well be decided at the other end of the pitch. If it is taken ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 18th, 2012
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Barcelona are heavy, heavy, heavy favorites to best Chelsea in their UEFA Champions League semifinal and go onto Munich for the final. Their defense is the best in La Liga and while they do not lead the league, their attack, led by Messi and the midfield duo of Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez, is a...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 18th, 2012
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The days when people said Chelsea could no longer progress with a core of Didier Drogba, John Terry and Frank Lampard have passed – to be replaced by nights when all agree that there can be no glory without them. At the heart of the problem two months ago, the old guard are now the […]...