None of Galatasaray and Chelsea happened to take the upper hand last Wednesday in the Champions League knockouts first leg tie (1-1). Sent in the sky with an early goal by Fenando Torres right in the 4th minute of game followed an all-first-half domination, Chelsea failed to kill the game, conceding the equalizing strike by Chedjou (65th).
For this reunion with former Chelsea teammates, Didier Drogba has experienced a particular time. The Ivorian striker was not decisive in the game, but he weighed in the offensive sector of Turks. “It was special to play against my teammates. It was a good game, a good result. Chelsea are a better team on paper, but we showed that we can cause them problems. We will now go to Stamford Bridge and expect to get a result. I had to keep my emotions aside. I would have scored, but there is another match to come. It will be difficult to go to Chelsea, but it is possible to qualify. They are good in counter-attack and we were naïve.1-1 is not a bad result for us,” said the striker of the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire to Sky at the end of the meeting.
Despite a clear domination of the Turks in the late game, Chelsea find themselves in a favorable ballot for the return tie on March 18 at Stamford Bridge.