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Chelsea vs Barcelona: 8 Lessons Learned from Champions League Semifinal Upset
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Could a Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea Champions League final be in the cards? It's not a matchup that anyone would dare predict, even now, but if results hold, that's what we'll be seeing near the end of May.

No one at B/R, or anywhere else for that matter, predicted a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea vs. Barcelona. They couldn't, because they would've instantly been discredited and ridiculed by the mass public.

But it happened. Roberto Di Matteo said before the game that Chelsea would need to be perfect in two games, and after the game he credited his players for their "near perfect" performance.

How did Chelsea do what so many have failed to do over the years? We'll break that down and more in the coming slides.

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