Chelsea beat Barca for final spot

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Chelsea somehow overcame John Terry's sending off to progress to the Champions League final at the expense of Barcelona in one of the most remarkable fixtures of recent times as the two sides recorded a 2-2 draw which handed the Premier League side a 3-2 aggregate victory.

Barca peppered the west Londoners' goal throughout the second leg and deservedly took the lead through Sergio Busquets, who tapped home from close range. Things got worse for the Blues less than two minutes later when Terry was sent off for inexplicably kneeing Alexis Sanchez from behind.

Barcelona surged further ahead through Andres Iniesta, although Ramires clawed a goal back in first half stoppage time with a deft chip. Lionel Messi saw a penalty smash the crossbar shortly after the restart and later hit the post, but Chelsea somehow held out and Fernando Torres came off the bench to wrap up victory late on.

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