By Alan Duffy
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea – Champions League Semi-Final 1st Leg – 22nd April 2014
Jose Mourinho and Chelsea produced one of their trademark disciplined and defensive displays at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday night, ultimately coming away with a very valuable 0-0 draw.
The Blues lost Petr Cech to injury early on but his replacement, Mark Schwarzer, had very little to do overall as the La Liga leaders struggled to create much against a very solid Chelsea side which saw Ashley Cole and his magnificent beard back in the starting line-up.
Hardly the most entertaining of games but then Jose and Co. have never been about the beautiful game, just the winning one (usually anyway).
Oh, and a point about the commentators on ITV, they kept calling Atletico’s Brazilian playmaker “Diego Ribas”, but hasn’t he always been known as just “Diego”? It was bloody annoying!