Chelsea go into the Final
Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola feels his side could have done nothing more to overcome Chelsea and reach the Champions League final.
The Catalans came into last night's semi-final second leg on the back of successive defeats, losing 1-0 to the Blues in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge and then suffering a home defeat to arch rivals Real Madrid.
Somehow, leading 2-0 with 11 men against 10 men, Barcelona could not seal their victory against Chelsea. There was a madness in the manner of Terry foul Sanchez and one wonder how could he do that in such a big game. And Chelsea brave effort earns them an impossible final in the European Champions League.
Guardiola seemed shell-shocked when he made his late appearance at the post-match press conference and unable to gather his thoughts.
'The first thing that crosses my mind is huge sadness,' he said.
'I think we played exceptionally well and we have done everything we could to reach the final.
'Finals are great but we will have to watch this one on TV and I have to congratulate Chelsea because they were great defensively speaking.
'I think we failed because we did everything we could but we couldn't score [another goal] and football is about scoring.
'They scored at key moments but having said that we have worked very hard to get here and there is always this possibility.
Chelsea amazing draw against Barcelona started with Ramires amazing chip shot just before the half time. At the 45th minute, the player run through with an amazing through pass by Lampard before finishing off in such a cool manner. That gave the life line for Chelsea with still an advantage on away goal rule.
In the second half, despite Barcelona pressing forward all the way, they just couldn't find the net....with Messi hitting the bar with a penalty and another shot...that summed up their misery. And when Torres came on for Chelsea, somehow we expected him to score and he did just that brilliantly...Torres' goal make sure that they are in even if Barcelona were to score that night at the last minute...amazing result..
Congratulations to Chelsea!!