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‘It’s still 50-50’ – Di Matteo warns of tough second leg after Chelsea beats Barcelona

Didier Drogba's first-half counterattack goal secured a 1-0 win for the Blues at Stamford Bridge but the interim coach is under no illusions about the task ahead at Camp Nou.

Roberto Di Matteo has warned that there is still work to be done despite Chelsea taking a 1-0 first-leg lead over Barcelona in their Champions League semifinal.

Didier Drogba’s goal in first-half injury time was the difference at Stamford Bridge and the Italian was pleased with his team’s battling display having come into the game as underdogs.

 “It’s a great result for us," He told ITV. “You know when you play Barcelona, you’re going to have to do a lot of defending. I watched them against all the other teams – Milan, Real Madrid – and they’re going to have a lot of possession.

“You just have to try to limit their threat and then just be clinical when you get your chances. It’s still 50-50. There’s still the second leg to play away from home and, as we all know, it’s going to be a difficult one."

The second leg will be contested at Camp Nou on Tuesday, with Chelsea set to face Arsenal in between, while Barca comes up against fierce rival Real Madrid.

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