Chelsea's finest hour
Frank Lampard hailed 10-man Chelsea as they reached the Champions League final on a sensational Nou Camp night.
The Blues midfield hero roared: “This is our finest hour.”
Chelsea had skipper John Terry sent off but battled back from two goals down to dump Euro champions Barcelona.
And Lamps said: “It’s one of the finest moments I have felt in a Chelsea shirt.
“I know people want to see beautiful football, but to play for 50 minutes with 10 men and to be 2-0 down here and to perform like that... what spirit. Unbelievable.”
Former boss Jose Mourinho sent Chelsea a good-luck message ahead of the game.
The Special One’s Real Madrid could now face the Blues in the final on May 19 if they overcome a 2-1 deficit at home to Bayern Munich tonight.
Lamps added: “Chelsea people have a lot of love and respect for Jose Mourinho but we are just delighted to go through.”
Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta scored either side of Terry’s 37th-minute red card for kneeing Alexis Sanchez from behind.
Ramires chipped a vital away goal, then Lionel Messi missed a penalty before Fernando Torres wrapped it up in injury time.
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Torres said: “Football is like that. The best team doesn’t always win.”
Ramires, Raul Meireles and Branislav Ivanovic will join Terry on the sidelines at the final after picking up bookings last night.
Ivanovic only discovered his fate when a TV reporter told him after the game. - www.thesun.co.uk