Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Chelsea beat Barcelona to reach Champions League final
Chelsea Football Club are into the Champions League final after goals from Ramires and Fernando Torres secured a 2-2 draw for 10-man Blues who beat champions, Barcelona at the Nou Camp with Messi missing a penalty for the Spanish champions.
The Spanish side took the lead through Sergio Busquets, who tapped home from close range in the 30th minute.
Things got worse for the Blues less than two minutes later when John Terry was sent off for kneeing Alexis Sanchez from behind.
Barcelona surged further ahead through Andres Iniesta’goal but then Ramires produced a magic moment in stoppage time of the first 45 minutes with a deft chip over the keeper.
Barca was awarded a penalty in the early minutes of the second-half but Lionel Messi, who has had a disappointing week so far, slammed into the crossbar.
And with seconds remaining, goals drought Fernando Torres rounded Victor Valdes to make it 2-2 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate.
Roberto Di Matteo’s side will now face the winner of Real Madrid v Bayern Munich which takes place at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night.