Petr Cech has admitted that Chelsea were beaten by the better side after exiting the Champions League against Manchester United.Chelsea lost 3-1 on aggregate over the two legs of their quarter-final against English rivals United.
Sir Alex Ferguson thinks his squad are hitting their peak at just the right time after securing a spot in the Champions League semi-finals.The Manchester United boss was speaking after his side's 2-1 win over Chelsea at Old Trafford on Tuesday in their Champions League quarter-final second-leg, a result which handed them a 3-1 aggregate win.
Manchester United reached the Champions League semi-finals and kept their treble dream alive as they beat 10-man Chelsea 2-1 on Tuesday.Sir Alex Ferguson's men progressed 3-1 on aggregate thanks to goals from Javier Hernandez and Ji-Sung Park in an irrepressible display at Old Trafford.
Chelsea face Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Champions League quarter-final second leg, looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit.The first leg saw Chelsea denied a clear-cut penalty that angered Blues supporters and players alike but they could hardly complain with the result given their players' performances.
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien insists the players are not worried about the barren run being experienced by new signing Fernando Torres.The Spaniard has so far been unable to score since arriving at Stamford Bridge in January, but could break the drought in perfect fashion if he can get on the score sheet during Tuesday's UEFA Champions League quarter-final second-leg against Manchester United.
Ancelotti: Blues need to believeChelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti said belief is the key to overcome Manchester United and progress to the Champions League semi-finals.