Chelsea sure knows how to spoil a good party. Hiddink outcoached Guardiola with his tactic of dropping Ballack deep. The German midfielder broke down lots of plays. Their consensus by committee approach on dealing with Messi and Iniesta paid dividends. 20 fouls is a lot of scrappiness.
In between Drogba tested Rafa Marquez and Victor Valdes with the best chance for the Blues.
That and Barca were off their finishing touch throughout the match. Bojan Krkic had a glorious chance to put the match away in the dying minutes but misdirected his header.
Now it goes to Stamford Bridge where Barca will have to prove that they are indeed the best team in the world.