Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Samuel Eto's puts an end to Didier Drogba's UEFA Champions League dreams

Chelsea FC got the victory in their 100th home European match and fostered their Champions League campaign with their 2-0 win over Turkish side, Galatasaray.

It was Cameroonian striker, Samuel Eto'o that broke former Blues striker, Didier Drogba's UEFA Champions dream by scoring the opening goal as they Blues secured their place in the last 16.
Eto'o scored just 4 minutes into the game after Oscar placed the ball in his path. Drogba was limited in his impact and his only opportunity came in the 36th minute but his free kick against his former side flew over and out of play. Gary Cahill sealed the deal for the Blues in the 42nd minute with assists from John Terry who was trying to reach Fernando Muslera.

Speaking on Drogba's performance, Galatasaray boss, Roberto Mancini said:
'He didn't have any chances to score and when you don't have chances it is difficult.''
'This was difficult and after we conceded the early goal, it was more difficult, but it doesn't change that we played really badly and didn't deserve anything because Chelsea played better than us'

With Arsenal and Man City out of the picture, Chelsea have ensured that at least one English side will make it to Friday's quarter-final draw. Manchester United are yet to play their second leg against Olympiacos, so it is not yet settled.