0 – 1
Chelsea vs Manchester United
Must be frustrating for Chelsea because they had a lot of attempts, most of it on target, but they just could not covert them into goals. Man U’s organized defense and Van der Sar made sure of that. He had some pretty incredible saves.
The frustration must probably be more so for Fernando Torres who is still having a goal-drought since his signing to Chelsea. He could just not hit the back of the net.
Interesting to note, this is the only game in the 1st leg that ended in low goal difference. Real Madrid has a 4 point advantage over Tottenham, Schalke has 3 over Inter and Barca has a cushy 4 point advantage over Shakhtar. So even if Manchester goes into the second leg with an away goal, Chelsea still has a big chance to turn things around and advance to the semis.
Manchester United: 1
Here are stats/numbers:
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
24th minute – Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Yuri Zhirkov (Chelsea)
Michael Essein (Chelsea)
Nemanja Vidic (Machester United)
Edwin Van der Sar (Machester United)
Fernando Torres (Chelsea)
Great articles on the match here: