Barcelona 2-2 Chelsea (agg 2-3)
Chelsea reached the Champions League final despite John Terry's sending off to seal a truly remarkable two-legged 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 dismissal for violent conduct.
But Ramires strode forward to chip Chelsea ahead on away goals.
Lionel Messi hit the bar with a penalty for Barca before 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 were prophetic for England's last men standing in Europe as they scrapped their way past the defending champions and into the final in Munich on 19 May.
That it was Torres who scored the goal after being so maligned during his time at Stamford Bridge made for the perfect ending to a famous night for Roberto di Matteo's side.
Indeed, the whole game turned expectation on its head. Barcelona had scored 102 goals at the Nou Camp this season and scored 18 goals in their last five Champions League home games.
However, Chelsea's last three visits to the Nou Camp had each ended in draws, while Real Madrid beat Barcelona on Saturday, and the Blues were leading 1-0 from the first leg after Didier Drogba's winner.
Incredibly, all three of Chelsea's goals in the tie were scored in time added on, while Barcelona enjoyed 72% of possession in both legs.
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
The Blues' challenge had been rocking at that point, with Terry's centre-back partner Gary Cahill lost to injury and Barca having just levelled the tie through Busquets's neat, close-range finish from Isaac Cuenca's pull-back.
Within five minutes, the true cost of Terry's indiscretion seemed clear as Iniesta collected from Messi in the box and swept the home side into the lead.
However, Chelsea raised themselves for a final salvo of the half, as Frank Lampard's through-ball gave Ramires an opportunity he did not waste, chipping Victor Valdes from 15 yards.
Chelsea's joy looked likely to be short-lived, however. The second half had barely begun when Barca were given the chance to take hold of the tie again, Drogba tripping Cesc Fabregas in the box.
Messi has scored 14 goals in the Champions League this season - and 63 in all competitions - but he struck his spot-kick against the bar.
It was a let-off for Chelsea, but one they seized upon and their rearguard action in the remainder of the second half was stunning.
Barca had their chances, Cuenca seeing an effort saved by Petr Cech and Messi striking a post from 22 yards.
In stoppage time, substitute Torres ran clear and rounded Valdes before slotting in to set up a showdown with either former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid - or the side whose ground hosts the final, Bayern Munich.
The only sour note for the London side is that suspensions means they will have to do without Ramires, Terry, Branislav Ivanovic and Raul Meireles in Munich.
- 01 Valdes
- 03 Pique (Alves - 26' )
- 05 Puyol
- 04 Fabregas (Keita - 74' )
- 06 Xavi
- 08 Iniesta Booked
- 10 Messi Booked
- 14 Mascherano
- 16 Busquets
- 39 Cuenca (Cristian Tello - 67' )
- 09 Sanchez
- 13 Pinto
- 02 Alves
- 21 Adriano Correia
- 11 Thiago
- 15 Keita
- 17 Pedrito
- 37 Cristian Tello
- 01 Cech Booked
- 02 Ivanovic Booked
- 03 Cole
- 24 Cahill (Bosingwa - 12' )
- 26 Terry Dismissed
- 07 Ramires Booked
- 08 Lampard Booked
- 12 Mikel Booked
- 16 Meireles Booked
- 10 Mata (Kalou - 58' )
- 11 Drogba (Torres - 80' )
- 22 Turnbull
- 17 Bosingwa
- 05 Essien
- 15 Malouda
- 09 Torres
- 21 Kalou
- 23 Sturridge
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.90:00 +2:54
Andres Iniesta sends in a cross, clearance by Jose Bosingwa.90:00 +0:41 Goal scored
Goal! - Fernando Torres - Barcelona 2 - 2 Chelsea Goal scored by Fernando Torres from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Barcelona 2 (2)-(3) 2 Chelsea.90:00 +0:27
Da Silva Dani Alves produces a cross, clearance made by Mikel.89:27
Corner taken by Hernandez Xavi, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Carles Puyol goes harmlessly over the crossbar.89:16
Javier Mascherano takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.89:09
Lionel Messi produces a cross, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.88:24
Javier Mascherano takes the free kick.88:24 Booking
Booking The referee shows Raul Meireles a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.88:16
Free kick awarded for a foul by Raul Meireles on Javier Mascherano.87:12
Lionel Messi sends in a cross, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.86:10
Da Silva Dani Alves has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.85:52
Short corner taken by Hernandez Xavi.84:25
The ball is swung over by da Silva Dani Alves, Jose Bosingwa manages to make a clearance.83:07
Unfair challenge on Fernando Torres by Sergio Busquets results in a free kick. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.82:09
Lionel Messi takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.81:20
The offside flag is raised against da Silva Dani Alves. Indirect free kick taken by Petr Cech.79:24 Substitution
Substitution Didier Drogba leaves the field to be replaced by Fernando Torres.78:08
Da Silva Dani Alves crosses the ball, Jose Bosingwa manages to make a clearance.77:06
The ball is sent over by Andres Iniesta, clearance made by Ashley Cole. Shot on goal by Sergio Busquets from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
The ball is delivered by da Silva Dani Alves.76:26
Andres Iniesta takes a shot. Blocked by Mikel.74:56
A cross is delivered by da Silva Dani Alves, clearance made by Ashley Cole.74:46
Andres Iniesta sends in a cross, clearance made by Didier Drogba.73:55
Seydou Keita takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a comfortable save.73:21 Substitution
Substitution Francesc Fabregas goes off and Seydou Keita comes on.72:45
Andres Iniesta takes a shot. Blocked by Mikel. Hernandez Xavi takes a shot. Blocked by Branislav Ivanovic.71:24
Direct free kick taken by Javier Mascherano.71:24 Booking
Booking Frank Lampard is booked.71:17
Frank Lampard challenges Francesc Fabregas unfairly and gives away a free kick.70:36
Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.70:36 Booking
Booking The referee books Lionel Messi for unsporting behaviour.70:34
Frank Lampard fouled by Lionel Messi, the ref awards a free kick.70:23
The ball is sent over by Cristian Tello.68:15
Salomon Kalou is caught offside. Free kick taken by Carles Puyol.66:56 Substitution
Substitution Isaac Cuenca leaves the field to be replaced by Cristian Tello.65:56
The ball is swung over by da Silva Dani Alves, clearance made by Ramires.65:46
Short corner taken by Andres Iniesta.65:40
Centre by da Silva Dani Alves, Ramires makes a clearance.65:35
Da Silva Dani Alves crosses the ball, Raul Meireles makes a clearance.65:04
Short corner taken by Francesc Fabregas.63:21
Inswinging corner taken by Frank Lampard, Header from close in by Branislav Ivanovic misses to the left of the target.61:41
Handball by Alexis Sanchez. Petr Cech takes the free kick.61:18
Isaac Cuenca takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save. Corner from left by-line taken by Hernandez Xavi.60:09
Isaac Cuenca produces a cross, Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.58:22 Booking
Booking Petr Cech goes into the book.58:11
Close range headed effort by Carles Puyol misses to the right of the target.56:59
Lionel Messi crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Frank Lampard makes a clearance.56:59 Substitution
Substitution Juan Mata goes off and Salomon Kalou comes on.56:59
Ashley Cole challenges Andres Iniesta unfairly and gives away a free kick.55:59
Didier Drogba takes a shot. Save by Victor Valdes.54:16
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic by Alexis Sanchez. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.53:27
The ball is crossed by da Silva Dani Alves, Close range headed effort by Alexis Sanchez goes wide of the left-hand post.51:45
Free kick awarded for a foul by Francesc Fabregas on Branislav Ivanovic. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.49:37
Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.49:37 Booking
Booking Andres Iniesta shown a yellow card.49:22
Foul by Andres Iniesta on Didier Drogba, free kick awarded.48:09 Penalty
Penalty missed by Lionel Messi.48:09 Booking
Booking Branislav Ivanovic goes into the referee's book for dissent.47:24
Didier Drogba concedes a Penalty for a foul on Francesc Fabregas.46:57
Lionel Messi delivers the ball, clearance made by Frank Lampard.46:13
Andres Iniesta takes a shot. Blocked by Branislav Ivanovic. Hernandez Xavi decides to take the corner short.45:39
Isaac Cuenca crosses the ball.45:01
The referee gets the second half underway.45:00 +2:45 Half time
Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.45:00 +2:09
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Hernandez Xavi, Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.45:00 +1:56
Isaac Cuenca sends in a cross, Jose Bosingwa makes a clearance.45:00 +0:45
Assist on the goal came from Frank Lampard.45:00 +0:45 Goal scored
Goal! - Ramires - Barcelona 2 - 1 Chelsea Ramires finds the net with a goal from the edge of the area low into the middle of the goal. Barcelona 2 (2)-(2) 1 Chelsea.44:23 Booking
Booking Ramires goes into the referee's book for dissent.44:09
Shot from long range by Didier Drogba misses to the left of the goal.42:58
Assist on the goal came from Lionel Messi.42:58 Goal scored
Goal! - Andres Iniesta - Barcelona 2 - 0 Chelsea A goal is scored by Andres Iniesta from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barcelona 2 (2)-(1) 0 Chelsea.39:24
The ball is delivered by Francesc Fabregas, Ashley Cole gets a block in.36:21 Dismissal
Dismissal Red card for John Terry.36:07
Unfair challenge on Alexis Sanchez by John Terry results in a free kick. Hernandez Xavi takes the direct free kick. Lionel Messi takes a shot.34:40
Assist on the goal came from Isaac Cuenca.34:40 Goal scored
Goal! - Sergio Busquets - Barcelona 1 - 0 Chelsea Sergio Busquets scores a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Barcelona 1 (1)-(1) 0 Chelsea.34:10
Corner taken by Hernandez Xavi, clearance made by Didier Drogba.31:34
Javier Mascherano takes the direct free kick.31:34 Booking
Booking The referee books Mikel for unsporting behaviour.31:25
Foul by Mikel on Alexis Sanchez, free kick awarded.30:20
Shot from just outside the box by Andres Iniesta misses to the right of the goal.30:01
Hernandez Xavi takes a shot. Frank Lampard gets a block in. Hernandez Xavi decides to take a short corner.27:41
The ball is crossed by Isaac Cuenca.26:38
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Hernandez Xavi, clearance by Didier Drogba.25:26 Substitution
Substitution Da Silva Dani Alves is brought on as a substitute for Gerard Pique.24:12
Didier Drogba has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the goal.22:43
Effort from the edge of the area by Didier Drogba goes wide of the right-hand post.22:15
Mikel fouled by Sergio Busquets, the ref awards a free kick. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.21:52
Free kick awarded for a foul by Didier Drogba on Sergio Busquets. Gerard Pique takes the direct free kick.21:23
Shot from just outside the box by Javier Mascherano goes over the target.20:44
Foul by Ramires on Alexis Sanchez, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alexis Sanchez.19:22
Francesc Fabregas produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.18:57
Lionel Messi takes a shot. Fantastic save by Petr Cech. Andres Iniesta takes a shot. John Terry manages to make a clearance.18:06
Unfair challenge on Alexis Sanchez by Ramires results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Javier Mascherano.13:38
Centre by Juan Mata, save made by Victor Valdes.12:23
Isaac Cuenca produces a cross, clearance made by John Terry.11:42 Substitution
Substitution (Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Jose Bosingwa coming on for Gary Cahill.10:35
The ball is sent over by Isaac Cuenca, clearance made by John Terry.9:55
The ball is swung over by Andres Iniesta, clearance by Ashley Cole.5:13
Andres Iniesta fouled by Branislav Ivanovic, the ref awards a free kick. Carles Puyol takes the free kick.4:13
The ball is crossed by Isaac Cuenca, clearance made by John Terry.2:45
Effort on goal by Lionel Messi from inside the box misses to the right of the target.1:07
Juan Mata fouled by Lionel Messi, the ref awards a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic restarts play with the free kick.0:17
Ashley Cole produces a cross, comfortable save by Victor Valdes.0:00
The referee starts the match.
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