Didier Drogba declared he had answered the critics who branded him over the hill after scoring the winner in Chelsea's incredible 1-0 win over Barcelona.

The 34-year-old found the net with his - and the Blues' - only shot on target in Wednesday's semi-final first leg at Stamford Bridge to give Roberto Di Matteo's men hope of reaching next month's final.

Some have doubted whether the Ivorian's body is still able to handle playing two matches in quick succession, but the man who also scored a stunning opener in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final thrashing of Tottenham said: "For those who said that I was too old, they saw that I could run maybe one, two or three more years."

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