Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Big Match

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Big Match

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The big Match Chelsea v Valencia Champions League, quarter-final, 1st leg Stamford Bridge (Sky Sports 2, 7.45pm)

The line-ups CHELSEA (probable 4-4-2): Cech; Geremi, Carvalho, Terry, A Cole; Makelele, Wright-Phillips, Ballack, Lampard; Drogba, Shevchenko.

VALENCIA (probable 4-5-1): Canizares; Miguel, Ayala, Moretti, Del Horno; Angulo, Albelda, Albiol, Vicente, Silva; Villa.

The road to Athens 21 February: last 16, first leg: Porto 1 Chelsea 1 (Raul Meireles; Shevchenko) 6 March: last 16, second leg: Chelsea 2 Porto 1 (Robben, Ballack; Quaresma) 10 April: quarter-final, second leg 24/25 April & 1/2 May: semi-finals 23 May: final (Olympic Stadium)

No quarter given There have been fireworks in Chelsea's Champions League quarter-final first legs in recent years.

. 2000 (won 3-1 v Barcelona, h) Tore-Andre Flo struck twice and Gianfranco Zola once to floor Barcelona. But the Spanish giants bounced back in style to win the return leg 5-1 and go through. …

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