Chelsea boss predicts Galatasary clash to go to the wire

Jose Mourinho says Chelsea tie with Galatasary won’t be decided until the last kick of the game.

The Blues go into the clash holding a narrow advantage from the first-leg.

Chelsea dominated the first-half in Turkey, with Fernando Torres deservingly giving the visitors a first-half lead. Roberto Mancini rallied his troops at half time, and the final outcome of 1-1 was probably a fair result on reflection of the 90 minutes.

The final 16 stage of the Champions League has been quite a strange affair, with the majority of the fixtures all but settled after the first-leg.

Chelsea’s match-up with Galatasary was the only draw of the round, and it remains arguably the most exciting in terms of unpredictability.

During Jose Mourinho’s pre-match press conference, he acknowledged Galatasary’s strengths. According to Spanish paper AS, he also predicted that the Quarter Final spot awaiting the winner won’t be decided until the last kick of the game:

“If you look at the first-leg, one team was better in the first-half and the other team was better in the second-half.”

“I think the result won’t be decided until the last kick of the game.”

“I don’t believe that there is going to be a half-time result where the whole world knows who is going to win.”

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