Aurelien Chedjou from close range kept the dream alive for his team with an equalizer from close range against Samuel Eto’o and his London side Chelsea. Chelsea was the happier team when the referee blew the final whistle after the fruitless pressure from Galatasaray.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reminded everyone that his team lacked the killer instinct.
Robert Mancini said his team spent a lot of time showing Chelsea too much respect during the game.
In other Champions League news, Joel Matip and Schalke 04 turned off the heat at home against Real Madrid. They took a front seat role in a cold winter night, reluctantly taking cold shower at home from a spectacular Madrid team. The return game will be a huge mountain to climb for Joel and his team after letting in 6 goals at home.
Barcelona won its first leg away in Manchester against Manchester City. They stand a better chance of moving to the next round after defeating the citizens 2-0.
Gaetan Bong watched from the bench as his team spectacularly stunned a disillusioned Manchester United in Olympiakos to a 2-0 win. The return leg in England is gearing up to be an interesting one.
Good luck to all the lions still engaged in the Champions league.
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