Chelsea hold firm to deny Atletico

Klopp: I’m com­mit­ted to Dort­mund

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Chelsea earned a cred­i­ble 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid in Tues­day’s Cham­pi­ons League semi-fi­nal first leg, with Petr Cech and John Terry forced off through in­jury.

The goal­keeper and cap­tain were both with­drawn, while mid­field duo Frank Lam­pard and John Obi Mikel will miss the re­turn en­counter through sus­pen­sion, along with Atletico skip­per Gabi, af­ter pick­ing up yel­low cards yes­ter­day.

Chelsea’s two in­jury set­backs - Cech has suf­fered a sus­pected dis­lo­cated shoul­der - are also a huge blow for Jose Mour­inho ahead of Sun­day’s cru­cial Pre­mier League ti­tle clash with lead­ers Liver­pool as the Lon­don club con­tinue to chase sil­ver­ware on two fronts.

Borus­sia Dort­mund man­ager Jur­gen Klopp has in­di­cated he has no in­ten­tion of tak­ing the Manch­ester United job fol­low­ing David Moyes’s dis­missal yes­ter­day.

Moyes was sacked 10 months into a sixyear con­tract at United hav­ing presided over the club’s worst cam­paign in the Pre­mier League era.

Klopp, who is con­tracted to Dort­mund un­til 2018, was pre­vi­ously re­ported to be one of the favourites to suc­ceed Moyes this sum­mer as the pres­sure mounted on the Scot.

But speak­ing to the Guardian, the Ger­man said: “Man Utd is a great club and I feel very fa­mil­iar with their won­der­ful fans. But my com­mit­ment to Borus­sia Dort­mund and the people is not break­able.”

José Mour­inho

Jur­gen Klopp

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