The whole game, live showed Athletico well in control for the 2nd half, but the highlights showed it far more even (!). And had Terry’s header gone in that would’ve been 2-1. Maybe a different game. Excellent save by Courtois. Even after Costa won his clever penalty at Eto’o’s expense, we still soon saw a hard Luiz header hit the post with Courtois flat-footed in the middle of the goal. Courtois then reacted to the ball coming off the post towards him with a hand, luckily for him, with Branna just behind him. I forgot about that bit. And then the late save with his foot from Hazard! Plus another after that, although that was too late to change anything even if it did go in. We did have some good chances and could have easily seen another one go in. That save from Terry’s header really was top drawer. They then got the penalty a minute later. That’s how things go, unfortunately.
No complaints, though, we didn’t take our chances and they did look better than us – certainly in the 2nd half.
Up the Chels’.