Despite all the pre-match hype, it was the home side who started more nervously. Chelsea meanwhile were organized and clinical and duly took advantage of the horrendous positioning of the Galatasaray defense.
Fernando Torres, as he likes to do sometimes, scored the goal after some wonderful work down the left flank from Andre Schurrle and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Chelsea had several more chances to add to the lead, but failed to show the same aplomb as on the goal. Several poor decisions from just about everybody north of the defense has kept Galatasaray - whose main defensive plan consists of trying to foul everybody and anybody they can - in the game.
All that said, we've done well. We have the "all-important" away goal; all we have to do now is stay cool, calm, and composed. Gala improved after Mancini's tactical switch and early substitution, but they're still there to be hit on the break. Keep that clean sheet and maybe add one more. Easy, peezy.
UP THE CHELS!