Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Live Blogging: Champions League -- Chelsea-Olympiacos

Random thoughts while watching Chelsea-Olympiacos:

  • Cudicini starting in place of the injured Cech; he's yet to give up a goal in two appearances in the tournament.
  • Joe Cole barely offside as Drogba shreds the Greek defense
  • Olympiacos' fullbacks apparently are still on the bus from the hotel. Sloppy, risky tactics nearly gave one up on Ashley Cole's cross, now they were sleeping on Lampard's cross and Ballack heads it into the goal, 1-0 Chelsea; anyone else smell an ugly rout?
  • Is it possible to get four English teams into the Champions League quarterfinals
  • Ashley Cole continues to be a terror from the back.
  • Defensively, Paulo Ferreira has looked a little shaky on the other side of the field from Cole.
  • Chelsea goes up 2-0, and it's essentially over. Ballack thumps a big shot off the Greek keeper, but Lampard is downright lonely in front of the goal and finishing it into the empty net.

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