Chelsea see off Barca in epic semi-final
4/24/2012 11:30:15 PM -
Chelsea are into the final of the Champions League after surviving John Terry's red card to seal a truly remarkable victory over Barcelona.
The Blues were in serious trouble after goals from Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta put Barca ahead either side of Terry's red card for violent conduct.
But Ramires strode forward to chip the away side back ahead in the tie.
Lionel Messi hit the bar with a penalty for Barca and Fernando Torres ran clear to seal the tie in injury time.
Earlier in the week, Torres had said "the best team does not always win". His words proved gloriously prophetic for England's last men standing in Europe as they fought tooth and nail to scrap their way past the continent's finest and into the final in Munich on 19 May.
It was a result that owed a lot to a moment of guile from Ramires but more to a display of guts from the Brazilian and his team-mates after Terry's needless dismissal for driving a knee into the back of Alexis Sanchez off the ball.