The Guardian, Kevin McCarra: “It was understood that Chelsea, with a 2-0 lead from the first leg, would not treat this step into the quarter-finals as a grand moment in the Champions League but the insipidness still came as a surprise. Fernando Torres added to the occasion merely by having a shot saved when he came off the bench. If Chelsea lacked motivation, the keenness of the visitors was laudable even if there was restricted creativity.”
Daily Telegraph, Henry Winter: “Chelsea were so in charge of this tie, so enjoying the comfort blanket of their two goals from the away leg, that by the end their main ambition seemed to be to set up Fernando Torres for a debut goal. The Bridge all chorused “shoot” when Torres ventured into the final third. The Spaniard had started on the bench, allowing Nicolas Anelka and particularly Didier Drogba to catch the eye. Drogba, barring a wretched shot late on, looked more the heavyweight force of old.”
Official Chelsea FC Website: “Champions League progress was secured in an unremarkable game at Stamford Bridge as FC Copenhagen became the first side to deny Chelsea a home win in Europe this season.”
“Last year we were crying at this moment but tonight we are happy and we can throw a fantastic party.
“The performance was good. I am happy. We didn’t want to take a risk, we prepared well and we had good control of the game defensively. All the team worked hard defensively and we had a lot of opportunities to score.
“We have to have more precision up front but this was a little detail. A goal was the only thing missing. There was a good attitude, good spirit, good speed in counter attack, a lot of opportunities and only once did we concede an opportunity, from a free kick.
“Obviously we have to improve because with so many chances we have to score goals but I see a team that is fresh and we can improve in the next games. It is a good moment for us.”