Ross Barkley’s penalty miss costs Chelsea as Valencia win opener

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It was a night when Chelsea discovered that no competition is as unforgiving as the Champions League. This was a chastening defeat for Frank Lampard’s young side, who struggled creatively before paying the price for one lapse in concentration near the end of a tight game, and their difficulties were encapsulated by Ross Barkley spurning the chance to rescue a point when his late penalty flew over off the top of the bar.

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Written by Jacob Steinberg at Stamford Bridge
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/sep/17/chelsea-valencia-champions-league-match-report under the title “Ross Barkley’s penalty miss costs Chelsea as Valencia win opener”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.