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Cahill: No repeat of Istanbul mistakes

Mike Hewitt

The first leg of Chelsea's tie against Galatasaray was profoundly annoying. Not because the Blues didn't get a good result -- 1-1 is a perfectly acceptable scoreline in an away game -- but because we'd begun the match in such scintillating fashion, and should have ended the tie completely by the time the break rolled around. Instead, Chelsea squandered chance after change, allowing the hosts a route back into the tie and giving us a far more stressful time than was strictly necessary.

Repeating those mistakes at the Parc des Princes could prove fatal rather than annoying: failing to take our chances when facing such explosive opposition could mean we're buried before the tie's even begun. Gary Cahill agrees:

In the Galatasaray away game we were very strong in the first half, had a few good chances and then they came into the game more in the second half.

With this tie, it's important for us to be in a situation where we can finish it off at Stamford Bridge in the second leg. We need to make sure we capitalise on any chances that come our way in Paris, and then hopefully we'll be able to take advantage at home, where we're very strong.


Please score some away goals today. Pleeeeeease.

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