Shocking Champions League Upset: Chelsea Tops Barcelona

But they’ve still got a long way to go.

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Here are some of the craziest stats from Chelsea’s super-improbable upset of Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal:

1. Barcelona had 24 shots; Chelsea had 4.

2. Barcelona had 8 corner kicks; Chelsea had 1.

3. Barcelona controlled the ball for 79% of the game.

4. Barcelona’s Victor Valdes made no saves; Chelsea’s Petr Cech made 6.

And last but not least:

5. Barcelona scored 0 goals; Chelsea scored 1.

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Now, Chelsea’s task will be to avoid a two-goals-or-greater loss to Barcelona in Barcelona. Certainly no given, if this game is any indication — Barca could have easily won 4-0. But they didn’t.

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