Chelsea fans react to Galatasaray draw on Twitter

Torres Goal

Despite Gala's comeback in the Champions League Round of 16, Chelsea still netted a potentially valuable away goal courtesy of Fernando Torres.

Considering he only completed nine of his 15 pass attempts, Fernando Torres managed to make such a big impact on Wednesday evening during Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Galatasaray in the first leg of their Champions League knockout clash that he not only scored with his sole shot on goal, but also punctuated his status as an elite-level performer on the European stage.

Statistically, the Spaniard was not particularly impressive: 60% passing accuracy, unsuccessful in five of his eight aerial duels and 0% success with his crossing, yet his overall game had more to it than stats are able to highlight. His dribbling, for instance, was almost flawless and he was a near tireless worker on the field.

The 29-year-old was the focus of the post-match attention on social media, with stat sites referencing his recent record, his success in Europe and how he is now Chelsea's third top goal-scorer in all European competition.

Supporters, meanwhile, mentioned that if he is now entrusted with additional game-time, it may stand to logic that he would have been even greater than he was last night.

image: © Ben Sutherland

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