Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has admitted his players did not recover from Ramires' goal in their Champions league semi-final second leg.The Chelsea midfielder scored in first-half injury time to make the score 2-2 on aggregate.
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes that his side's elimination in the Champions League at the hands of Chelsea is unfair.The Catalan club have been denied a pass to the final following a 3-2 aggregate defeat against the Blues as a result of Tuesday's 2-2 draw at Camp Nou in the second leg of the semi-final tie.
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell sang the praises of the team despite their elimination from the Champions League on Tuesday night.Lionel Messi missed a penalty as the Catalans let a two-goal lead slip in the second leg against Chelsea to crash out of the competition at the semi-final stage, drawing 2-2 on the night and losing 3-2 on aggregate.
Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole was delighted with his side's desire and fight as they claimed a place in the final of Champions League.Goals from Ramires and Fernando Torres saw Chelsea come from behind to claim a dramatic 3-2 victory over the two legs against Barcelona, despite being reduced to 10 men when captain John Terry was dismissed for a foul of Alexis Sanchez after just 37 minutes.
Frank Lampard has hailed his team-mates after Chelsea overcame Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate to reach the Champions League final.The Blues were 2-0 behind on the night just before half-time and were a man down after having John Terry sent off for a kick on Alexis Sanchez.
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres believes Barcelona still rank as the top team in the world despite bowing out of the Champions League.The Spanish striker scored the Blues' second goal of the night as Roberto Di Matteo's side held Barcelona to a 2-2 draw at Camp Nou to progress to the tournament decider following a 1-0 victory in the first leg in London.
A late Fernando Torres strike sealed an incredible come-from-behind aggregate win for Chelsea and dump Barcelona from the Champions League.A 10-man Blues outfit held on against the odds to record a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night to secure a 3-2 aggregate triumph and advance to the showpiece final.
Petr Cech has backed referee Cuneyt Cakir to ensure Tuesday's Champions League clash between Chelsea and Barcelona remains controversy-free.Champions League ties between Chelsea and Barcelona have been eventful affairs since the sides first met in the competition seven years ago.
The eyes of the world will turn to Camp Nou on Tuesday when Barcelona host Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals.Reigning champions Barca trail Chelsea 1-0 following their surprise defeat in the first leg at Stamford Bridge last Wednesday.
Chelsea midfielder Raul Meireles is wary of Barcelona ahead of Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second-leg clash at Camp Nou.Roberto Di Matteo's side hold a one-goal advantage in the tie thanks to Didier Drogba's first-half strike in the sides' meeting at Stamford Bridge last week.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Chelsea have a strong chance of advancing to the Champions League final at the expense of Barcelona.Pep Guardiola's side have lost consecutive matches for the first time in three years, against Roberto Di Matteo's men and arch-rivals Real Madrid in La Liga, and Wenger believes that Chelsea could now knock them out of the competition.
Edwin van der Sar hit out at Chelsea for their defensive approach in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.The Premier League representatives recorded a 1-0 victory over the Catalans at Stamford Bridge, and Van der Sar said that Barca should beat Chelsea in the return 'for the sake of football'.
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