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Chelsea semi-final 'nothing to do with football' - Robben

ESPN staff
April 30, 2014
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Arjen Robben has revealed he is not interested in the second Champions League semi-final between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid - because the first leg was so dull.

Robben's side were thoroughly beaten by a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Real Madrid - and the Bayern Munich forward is confident on who will triumph in the final.

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Chelsea and Atletico resume their two-legged tie on Wednesday locked at 0-0. "I don't really care [who wins]," Robben said. "I watched the 90 minutes last week and I couldn't watch it. The match had nothing to do with football.

"I respect the two managers [Jose Mourinho and Diego Simeone] and everybody has their own way, but I think Real Madrid will win the Champions League and I wish them all the best."

Speaking about his own side's defeat, Robben added: "It's a massive disappointment. We were very hopeful, the atmosphere was great and we tried everything we knew. We attacked from the off, but when you concede two goals from set plays you know it's all over, and then we let in another one. We knew we were playing the world's best counter-attacking team."

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