Friday, 11th April, 2014

Former Chelsea defender Paulo Ferreira believes his old club's Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid is a 50-50 affair.

Jose Mourinho's men have been drawn to face the Spanish league leaders in what looks a thrilling last four tie and it is also one which leaves open the possibility of a Madrid derby in the final given the other semi-final is Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich.

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And Ferreira, who played for Chelsea between 2004 and 2013, picking up the 2012 Champions League with the club, cannot call the tie.

Reacting immediately after the draw, the 35-year-old said: "I think it will be a difficult game. We have, I think, a 50-50 chance to reach the final.


"Atletico Madrid had a wonderful game against Barcelona [in the quarter-finals] and they deserve to be in the semi-final.

"But I hope to see Chelsea in the final.

"We have a wonderful team and a wonderful manager, so we hope to be in the final again."

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