As an Arsenal fan, I like neither Chelsea nor Manchester United. That being said, Chelsea got screwed out of a penalty. They also played rather listlessly.
Edwin Van der Saar - making forty year olds proud around the world.
Some save by Patrice Evra, wasn't it?
Fernando Torres may feel like he can't buy a goal for Chelsea, but diving isn't going to accomplish it either. A well deserved yellow card, in my humble opinion.
Looks like someone might be getting his wish.
What a way to counter Shakhtar Donetsk's goal: scoring one of your own off the ensuing kickoff.
That goal, by the way, demonstrated one of the greatest threats Leo Messi poses for the opposition: mark him with one and he will probably get past you. Cover with him more than two - as was done with that goal and he lays the ball off to a teammate who is unmarked.
Andres Iniesta's pass to Dani Alves for Barça's second goal almost appeared to be delivered telepathically: a precision delivery matched with a perfectly timed run that was clearly not offside and a textbook finish. It's as if they're all of one mind in their execution.
Shakhtar Donetsk would have to beat Barcelona 4-0 (ideally) in order to move to the semifinals. Indeed, of all the defeated teams in the first round, the only that has the proverbial snowball's chance in hell of moving to the semifinals is Chelsea.