We're going to Wem-ber-ley

After Tuesday night’s barnstorming Champions League successes for the English clubs in the Champions League (no, Rangers we haven’t forgotten you, but you’d rather forget your match, no?), last night was more of a mixed affair.

Arsenal lost 2-1 at Shaktar Donetsk, with former Gunner Edoardo scoring the winner. Meanwhile back in London, Chelsea cruised to a 4-1 win against Spartak Moscow, moving into the second round with two games to spare. If the Blue’s performances this season seem to be extra sharp, then Ancelotti’s desire to win the Champions league at Wembley might be the key factor.

‘Every one of us has this motivation,’ said Ancelotti. ‘There are a lot of things to think about: the fact that no London team has won the Champions League and the fact that the final is being played here in the city. I think that helps to improve the motivation. There'll be a long race yet getting to the final and our first aim remains to win the group. Once we have achieved that, the aim is to get to the final (on 28 May).

‘I don't know if we can definitely do this but we have a possibility. We have the motivation to do this but sometimes you have to be lucky also. But it's the same for all of us, not just the English players. I'm not English. I'm working for Chelsea and I have a particular feeling for this club. A sensation. Having the final here is an extra motivation for everyone, not just the English players. We are working to make sure that we are playing in the last game of the season at Wembley, in the final.’

  • AC Milan 2-2 Real Madrid
  • Auxerre 2-1 Ajax
  • Basle 2-3 Roma
  • CFR Cluj-Napoca 0-4 Bayern Munich
  • Chelsea 4-1 Spartak Moscow
  • MSK Zilina 0-7 Marseille
  • Partizan Belgrade 0-1 Braga
  • S. Donetsk 2-1 Arsenal

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