Didier Drogba’s return to the club he considers “home” was not exactly a scintillating one. His club continued its downward spiral as they lost to Brandão’s late goal. Chelsea were distinctly unlucky to have not been awarded spot kicks when Souleymane Diawara’s fouls brought down both Malouda and Salomon Kalou, who also had the mortification of mooning the world.
Both clubs had already qualified so the result was irrelevant. But Marseille played the brighter football and finish their CL group stage with momentum. For Chelsea it was one more reminder of their recent vulnerability.