- Jul 23, 2017
- Red Star
Maybe they should have been, but they were not. You lost comfortably, and that was that. Real has had tons of refereeing help during their '15-'18 run, should we start putting asterisks there also?Chelsea were more than capable of beating Barca as they should have without the utter incompetence of Ovebro.
United had a great record against Chelsea that season and it’s not unreasonable to think United would have been favorites and likely have won the final.
There are different styles to teams and some are more suited to beating others. Real Madrid has conquered Europe in the last few seasons yet maintain a rather poor record against Barca.
You win the CL by beating the teams in front of you, Chelsea should have been in front of us in 2009. Only the most blinded Barca/Messi fans will argue otherwise.
Not the only time either, remember Van Persie double yellow incident? With competent refereeing in the first game second leg would have in all probability been made redundant but everyone conveniently forgets that.Yup, forgotten amid the hysteria over the second leg. Any lead that forces Chelsea to come out wouldn't have played to their strengths.