Iniesta feels Barcelona’s defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday was unjust

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has described his side's 0-1 defeat to Chelsea in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final first leg as "unjust".

The Catalan club had 79 percent of the ball at Stamford Bridge and created 24 chances but failed to find the back of the net while the Blues scored off just the first shot to hit the target, courtesy Ivorian striker Didier Drogba.

Alexis Sanchez, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Busquets all missed decent opportunities to score for the visitors, while Pedro hit the woodwork.

"The result is unjust but we knew that Chelsea are a team that take advantage of their opportunities," quoted Iniesta as saying, "We were off target in front of goal but we still have the return leg at home. We have the feeling that we created a lot of clear chances, the only thing we were lacking was the final touch. Sometimes this happens."

"We'll try to be more effective in the return leg, we have confidence in our ability to overturn today's scoreline. We have had an adverse result and we have to work harder seeing that we're capable of doing it. It's not an issue of luck," the 27 year old added.

Meanwhile, Iniesta's fellow midfielder Thiago Alcantara says Barcelona are confident about progressing to the Champions League final in Munich despite their first loss of the campaign this season and insists Chelsea's defensive approach will help the Catalans in creating more goal scoring opportunities.

"This hasn't even really been a 'strange day at the office', just an unfortunate one in terms of scoring the goals we should have. It's not the result we were seeking and now we'll just have to prepare for the second leg," quoted the 21 year old as explaining.

"I don't think that we learned a great deal that was new about Chelsea. They closed up at the back and counterattacked. I don't think that's solely responsible for them winning because, in fact, their game plan partly benefitted us. It allowed us possession of the ball, in good areas, and we created chances because of that. With respect to the second leg we are calm and confident," Thiago added.

Brazilian wing-back Dani Alves also believes Barcelona can still qualify for the final if they can overturn the first leg deficit with a good performance against the Londoners at Camp Nou.

"I'm sure that Chelsea's best player in their team was their goalkeeper. We have chances to qualify for the final and now I just hope that our luck in front of goal changes," the Brazilian said.