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Fantastic Week for British Clubs in Champions League

It’s been another great week for British clubs in the Champions League with Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Celtic all winning. Arsenal was unfortunate to lose 1-0 against CSKA Moscow after having Thierry Henry’s goal disallowed for an apparent handball, which was definitely a bad call.

But the biggest win of the week is definitely Chelsea’s three points against Barcelona. The Blues defence was fantastic, pressurizing Barcelona whenever they had the ball. Chelsea’s Boulahrouz, especially, closed Ronaldinho down superbly. The Russian has now proven himself a worthy addition to the west London side.

Yet again it was Didier Drogba who scored the all important goal. His clinical finish reminded me of the Chelsea versus Liverpool match earlier in the season where Drogba was the difference in a closely fought match.

The win puts Chelsea in the driving seat and now forces Barcelona to battle it out for second place in the group with Werder Bremen.

So now that we’ve seen all of the British teams in Champions League action the past few weeks, what are your thoughts on whether any of them have the ability to win the Champions League this season??

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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3 Responses to Fantastic Week for British Clubs in Champions League

  1. Anonymous says:

    The Russian?

  2. Anonymous says:

    ya, Boulahrouz is Dutch mate

  3. The Gaffer says:

    Good catch gentleman. I stand corrected (he is Dutch). His profile is here.

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