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Champions League, semi-finals first leg

Barcelona could only draw 0-0 at home to Chelsea in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final, and everything will now be decided in Stamford Bridge in eight days' time. The English defence were able to get the better of Barça's high scoring forwards, and for once the fans in the Nou Camp came away without seeing any goals. Valdés had to be at his best to keep out Drogba shortly before the break though, and substitute Bojan headed wide from a long Dani Alves cross in the dying minutes. The bad news for Guardiola was a serious knee injury for Márquez and a yellow card for Puyol which will leave him without his two most experienced centre backs for the return leg. (28.04.09)