Chelsea captain John Terry: “It will go down as one of the best performances. We had to be patient, we didn’t touch the ball in the first 10 or 15 minutes and we had to work very hard. It was a tireless performance. Didier Drogba was incredible and that’s what he’s all about.
“He was up there against some of the best in the world on his own but he holds it up and makes us play.
“It will be tough in the second leg, they had a lot chances but quite clearly they will have opportunities there. We are not in awe of them, we respect them but another performance and we’ll be ok.”
Chelsea’s starting line-up was Cech, Terry, Cahill, Cole, Ivanovic, Mikel Obi, Meireles, Lampard, Ramires, Drogba and Mata while Barcelona lined up with Valdés, Mascherano, Puyol, Adriano, Alves, Busquets, Fábregas, Xavi, Iniesta, Messi and Sánchez.
GOAL Chelsea 1-0 Barcelona – Didier Drogba
When he stays on his feet, Didier Drogba is some weapon and he hurts Barcelona. Frank Lampard steals possession in midfield and fires a superb pass out wide left to Ramires. The Brazilian has space to run into and does so, before cutting back for Drogba to fire low past Victor Valdes.