|Messi misses penalty|
For Barcelona it was a nightmare night. Pique was taken off & to the hospital for precautionary tests after clashing with Valdes when both stopped a dangerous attack from Drogba. Barça hit the post ( Messi) , had disallowed goals & then perhaps the moment in the 49th min when LIONEL MESSI hit the bar with his penalty.
FC Bareelona by the 45 th min had two goals & was looking good & in charge. SERGIO BUSQUETS scored in the 35th min & later ANDRES INIESTA in the 43rd min. But with 10 men on the field, & relaxed Barça thinking in the final, a counter-attack found RAMIRES who brilliantly chipped over Barça goalir Valdes to silence the "Camp Nou"
The 2º half saw wave after wave of Barça attacks as Chelsea put in an enormous psychical effort to stop all the charges. DROGBA in particular deserves a mention for his "superhuman" feat attacking & defending. It was defend, defend & defend from Chelsea as Barça tried, tried & tried.
Then in the last minute a FERNANDO TORRES ( came on as sub ) break-away with all of Barça in their forward area, saw the Spaniard run around goalie Valdes to put in the sealer & as they say, the final nail into the Barça coffin.
Congratulations to Chelsea. Now we all await tomorrow to see which team Chelsea will meet in the final. If tonight is an omen anything can happen tomorrow, even the unexpected.