Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Chelsea performed magnificently at Camp Nou

It was truly a sensational win for Chelsea tonight at Camp Nou when they knocked out the European Champions League holders.  Chelsea won the tie by three goals to two on aggregate, drawing 2-2 on the night.

 At half time Chelsea were a goal down, with the score at 2-1, and had only ten men on the pitch. After 43 minutes Chelsea had been two goals down, but Ramires scored a magnificent goal just before the half time whistle.  Chelsea captain John Terry had been sent off after receiving a straight red card. This dismissal came after 38 minutes of the game.  At the end of the second half Chelsea managed to score a killer goal, with only ten men.  Barcelona did not score at all in the second half. Amazing!

It was not pretty football but Chelsea's defence was resolute.  The whole team fought so well in one of the most remarkable games in the club's history.  Many critics had written Chelsea off.  Who would have believed that they would do so well in the second half with so many odds against them?  It was a remarkable result.  Barca were stunned.  Lionel Messi missed a penalty at the beginning of the second half, and he has never scored against Chelsea.  There has been an all Italian final and there has been an all English club Champions League final, but the anticipated first all Spanish final will not take place in 2012.  

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