No Drogba? No problem, there’s Anelka. Without Drogba, who has opened the Premiership season in scorching form, suspended because of his foul-mouthed tirade after the Champions League Semi Final against Barcelona, Chelsea turned to their French striker who did what he does best, score goals. Or a goal, to be more exact. On a rainy night in London, Chelsea controlled the possession and created many chances but were fortunate to see Porto miss quite often from a few comfortable opportunities, leaving them without points after the first game day in the 2009-2010 Champions League.
In Madrid, where Atletico hosted Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia, the visitors where able to withstand the home side and come away with a very shocking point, which means a lot of trouble and headache for Atletico the rest of the way. 0-0 Was the end result.