Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole;
Lampard, Mikel, Meireles; Mata (Kalou 74'), Drogba, Ramires (Bosingwa 88').
Barcelona: Víctor Valdés; Dani Alvés, Mascherano, Puyol, Adriano; Xavi (Cuenca 87'), Busquets, Iniesta; Alexis (Pedro 66'), Messi, Fàbregas (Thiago 78'). 4-3-3.
1-0. 45+2. Drogba. Got on the end of Ramires cross to fire shot past Valdés.
Defeats for both Spanish sides in the first legs of their semi-finals, with Barcelona losing 1-0 to Chelsea on a rainy Wednesday evening in London. Like Madrid, Guardiola's side were unbeaten in the competition this season, but they failed to take any of the many chances they created, with Alexis the first to miss when he lobbed Cech only to see his shot come back off the crossbar. Fàbregas somehow shot wide from a couple of yards out after Cech had pushed out a shot from Iniesta, who had a penalty appeal turned down minutes later, and Cole cleared off the line from Fàbregas with the keeper beaten. Up to that point Chelsea's only real attempt at goal was a shot over the top by Mata, but with the first half already in injury time Ramires got away down the left wing and crossed in for Drogba to score. It was the same story in the second half, Cech saving from Adriano, Messi and Puyol, and Alexis, Dani Alves and Thiago missing the target. Kalou replied with a shot over the bar, but the match was summed up in the last minute when Pedro curled a shot against the post, and Busquets fired the rebound in to the stands. Chelsea had the result they wanted, and Barça now have to win by at least a two goal margin in the Nou Camp next Tuesday if they are to make it though to a second final in a row.