Chelsea at the Nou Camp against Barcelona played a 2-2 and reached the finals in Munich. The English a big part of the game played with a man down due to the exclusion of Terry..
Chelsea footballers heroically fought 2-2 draw in the second match of the Champions League semifinal against Barcelona and entered the finals which will be on 19th May where they will play against Bayern Munich or Real Madrid …
Londoners have preserve 1-0 advantage from the first game even though in the second leg at the Camp Nou were trailing 2-0 and had a player less! However, they returned, they were able to get revenge for the defeat from Barcelona in the semifinals three years ago when the Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo, scandalous trial pushed Catalans in the final. Now the current European champions conclude their way into the semifinals, which means that we still have no club who has managed to win the Champions League two years in a row.
As well as six days earlier, Guardiola´s team dominated on the field, but this time they managed to score at least,which in the end, was not enough. The job for Barcelona players after in the 37th minute captain John Terry was sent off ,were more easier. Terry incident with Sanchez has not missed a judge who to an experienced central defender has shown a direct red card, his first career in the Champions League.
Barcelona indeed, to first goal came, even before guests were left with one less player. In 35th minute Dani Alves found Isaac Cuenca, the young striker from the left side of penalty box pushed the ball in the middle, and after Chelsea defence failed to stop it, Sergio Busquets easily placed the ball behind Chelsea goalkepeer Cech. Alves, who, at the beginning of the match was on the bench, entered the game in the 26th minute, replacing Gerard Pique who gets shot in the head in a collision with own goalkeeper Victor Valdes . Chelsea, however, had previously lost his defender Gary Cahill who got injured in the sixth minute, and was replaced by Jose Bosingwa.
Seven minutes after Terry was sent off, Raul Meireles lost the ball in the center, the locals drag counterattack in which finals Lionel Messi passed to Andres Iniesta who brought Barcelona a desired 2-0 lead. But the Catalans were for very short time breath easier. In the first minute addition minute of the first half Frank Lampard crossed to Ramires broke out in front of Valdes and with a lob sent it behind Valdes for final half time score 2-1. It was only the second Chelsea´s shot in both games and second goal.
But, goal which, proved to be, a key ones,although Barcelona has in the third minute of second half penalty chance. Didier Drogba, the hero of the London game, foul Cesc Fabregas. Messi took the ball and hit the bar. Argentine genius so in the eighth matches against Chelsea has failed to score,and to be worse for him in the 83rd a minute he shook the goal posts.
Barcelona , of course, throughout the second part had more possession, but again it did not really mean anything because it practically had no real chance. And then in the 90 minute Fernando Torres pulled the counter attack and scored for 2-2.
Roberto Di Matteo, still as temporary coach,took Chelsea to the finals, where they will be significantly weakened. In addition to Terry, they will be unavailable Meireles and Ramires due to an excess of yellow cards also.
BARCELONA 2-2 CHELSEA Highlights (Busquets 35′, Iniesta 43′: Ramires 45+1′,Torres 90+2)
Barcelona: Valdes, Puyol, Pique (od 26′ Dani Alves), Mascherano, Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta, Cuenca (od 67′ Tello), Messi, Fabregas (od 74′ Keita), Alexsis Sanchez.
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill (od 12′ Bosingwa), Terry, A. Cole, Mikel, Raul Meireles, Juan Mata (od 58′ Kalou), Lampard, Ramires, Drogba (od 80′ Torres).
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