Chelsea FC Vs. FC Copenhagen, 2011 UEFA Champions League, Match Review: Blues Go Through After Scoreless Draw, No Reason For Panic

At least the match is over, as is those two hours of our lives, with both Chelsea and visiting Copenhagen getting victories in their UEFA Champions League match. The Danish champions' victory was moral, getting a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea's victory was real, advancing to the quarterfinals after a 2-0 aggregate victory, though the match is bound to illicit criticism.

The Blues started slow thanks to a opening burst of energy from their opponents, but after 15 minutes the match settled to something like the context we saw on Copenhagen. Only tonight, with the Blues lacking the impetus of the first leg, there was a lack of cunning in those moments after the FCK defense was beaten, leaving Carlo Ancelotti's team without a goal at home against the smallest of the Round of 16's speed bumps.

Chelsea, however, are likely to look at this as a pedestrian day at the office. While this was nothing close to their best performance, the Blues never had the intention of giving their best. Nor did they have that intention in the first leg. The Blues approached this round as a warm-up - a tune-up - for the remainder to the tournament.

From here forward, Chelsea will have take this competition more seriously. Nothing about today's results hints they're incapable of doing so.

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