Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo says his side "made history" by progressing to the Champions League quarter-finals with victory over Napoli.The Blues went into Wednesday's last-16 tie 3-1 down on aggregate after defeat in Naples, but triumphed 4-1 following extra time at Stamford Bridge to secure passage to the next round.
Branislav Ivanovic scored a winner in extra time as Chelsea beat Napoli 4-1 and progressed to the last eight of the Champions League.Goals from the old guard of Didier Drogba, John Terry and Frank Lampard had given Chelsea a 3-1 win in regulation time at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, leaving the tie poised at 4-4 on aggregate after their disastrous first leg in Naples.
Petr Cech says keeping a clean sheet could be key if Chelsea are to progress in the Champions League against Napoli on Wednesday.Chelsea go into the round-of-16 second leg 3-1 down from the first match in Naples on February 21, and a 2-0 scoreline at Stamford Bridge would be enough to see them through.
Gianfranco Zola's loyalties will be divided during Wednesday's Champions League encounter between Chelsea and Napoli at Stamford Bridge.Zola, 45, made over 100 appearances for Serie A side Napoli between 1989 and 1993, and he went on to become a Chelsea favourite during a nine-year stay in west London from 1996 to 2005.
Chelsea need to improve on recent performances if they are to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of Napoli.A 3-1 loss in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie in Italy left the Premier League side on the brink of an early exit ahead of Wednesday's clash.
John Terry believes Chelsea's Champions League showdown with Napoli on Wednesday has the potential to be one of the club's 'great nights'.After suffering a 3-1 loss in the first leg of the last-16 encounter in Naples last month, Chelsea have a monumental task to turn around the tie if they are to book a place in the quarter-finals.
Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik has warned his side not to underestimate Chelsea in Wednesday's Champions League match at Stamford Bridge.The Serie A club have taken a big step towards reaching the quarter-finals of the competition after securing a 3-1 victory at the San Paolo in the first leg of their last-16 tie.
Napoli defender Christian Maggio has called for a disciplined display from his side against Chelsea in their Champions League return leg.Walter Mazzarri's men take a 3-1 first-leg advantage to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday and are firm favourites to advance to the quarter finals.
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