Video: Atletico Madrid, Chelsea draw

Petr Cech’s evening ends early in a collision with Atletico Madrid’s Raul Garcia at Vicente Calderon Stadium. (By Paul Hanna — Reuters)

After Mark Schwarzer was summoned in the early stages for the injured Peter Cech, Chelsea secured a 0-0 draw at Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal. The return leg April 30 at Stamford Bridge. Advantage: Chelsea. From The Guardian:

There is no point in dressing it up as something it was not. At this rarefied level it was unusual to see such a lack of vibrant football, or so many occasions when passes were misplaced and two sides played with so little penetration. The setting was wonderful, in one of Madrid’s great venues, with the Almudena cathedral as the backdrop. The din was as good as it gets in Spain. It is just a shame the two sides produced such a stodgy game for the size of the occasion.

In the other semifinal, Real Madrid will host reigning champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday (2:45 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes, subscription).

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Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.



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