With Timo Werner, Leipzig would have been a nice bet to make the final. But unfortunately without him, their chances are slim. However, they still have their most important weapon which is their manager, Nagelsmann.
He is the future of coaching, and I am sure he will revel being the underdog, and will have a plan with a team that may now be more united with the absence of their star Werner.
Many people already consider him to be one of the best players in his position. That is cool, and he is technically a Tier 1 player.
But for De Bruyne to be truly respected in the game and called elite, he needs to shine in the Champions League.
Man City will need him to inspire them because without him performing, they can't get far.
He has the ability, and we saw what he did against Brazil at the World Cup. But these are just glimpses. We need to see him truly be the inspirational force when his team need him the most in a multitude of big games.
This was setup to be a classic, and it would have been one of the most entertaining matches in history. Both teams that are attacking and want to go forward, and Henry vs. Dinho, it would have been special.
But it just took one moment to change all that with the sending off of Jens Lehmann. In hindsight, the referee would have given the goal to Giuly, and kept it 11v11, but it already happened.
Despite the sending off, Henry had chances to put Arsenal ahead by two after Sol's goal. But it was the unlikely Belletti who came up with the winner as the star man Dinho struggled to shine.
A performance that Pep and Man City needed. With so amny questions about whether they could win the CL, this was one for the doubters.
Superb tactics by Pep, and De Bruyne and Fernandinho coming clutch in key moments. With an amazing goal by Jesus.
City have the tie in the palm of their hands.
Putting himself as one of the best left-backs in the world. Easily the best player on the pitch against Chelsea, with a great defensive and offensive performance.
In the second half alone, he lubricated Chelsea and showed how good he is finding space and making great crosses.
A half that Chelsea will want to forget. They were totally outclassed but what was worse is how they failed to respond after getting punched in the mouth.
And to get beat up like that on your own home patch makes it even worse.
He may be a rookie, dealing with injuries, but that is no excuse to not have a proper tactical plan.
In the second half especially, there was no strategic change, and no substitutions, he just watched and saw his team get totally destroyed. Definitely a gap in managerial quality between himself and Hansi Flick.