Chelsea’s grit and determination held off Barcelona’s attacking prowess, as the sides played out a 0-0 draw in their Champions League semifinal first leg clash at the Nou Camp on Tuesday.
The Blues became the first side this season to stop Barcelona scoring at home.
Hiddink said: “We are pleased with the result here. It?s quite an achievement against a beautiful team who can play beautiful football. But nothing?s decided yet, nowadays there?s no big advantage home or away. But it?s a good result against a good team”
Barcelona 0-0 Chelsea | Champions League | Semi-finals
Barcelona: Valdes, Dani Alves, Marquez (Puyol 52), Pique, Abidal, Xavi, Toure Yaya, Iniesta, Messi, Eto’o (Bojan 82), Henry (Hleb 87).
Subs Not Used: Jorquera, Gudjohnsen, Keita, Sylvinho.
Booked: Toure Yaya, Puyol.
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Alex, Terry, Bosingwa, Mikel, Ballack (Anelka 90), Essien, Lampard (Belletti 71), Malouda, Drogba.
Subs Not Used: Hilario, Di Santo, Kalou, Mancienne, Stoch.
Booked: Alex, Ballack.
Ref: Wolfgang Stark (Germany).