Football has dominated the world of sports like no other game and what happened on Tuesday at Camp Nou in Barcelona exemplifies this fact. In one of the defining moments in Champions League history, Chelsea leveled and drew with Barcelona in a typical nerve-racking Chelsea barca game on Tuesday. The game ended with many Barcelona supporters and players in tears at the incredible outcome. The great Lionel Messy was in tears too as his team had been looking for another Champions League glory but it was not to be their day.
This draw enabled Chelsea to reach the finals of the Champions League. Chelsea was two goals down at the end of the first half and the fact that they were down to ten men was a great set back. Their captain John Terry had been sent off the field and Chelsea was in a spot of bother. This did not deter these men in blue. They fought on heroically and leveled the game to earn a historic draw. Ramirez stunned the crowd with a goal just before half time and inspired his time in the second half. Substitute Fernando Torres scored during injury time to level the game for Chelsea. This 2-2 draw sent Barcelona crashing out of the Champions League and thrust the London club into the finals based on a 3-2 aggregate. Barcelona was aiming for a fourth Champions League title but their hopes are now dashed.
This is what the fans of Chelsea were hoping but none believed that it were possible. However, in sport, as in most things in life, you cannot rule out anything. Chelsea stunned their supporters and sent football fans all-round the world into rapturous cheers as the teams walked off the pitch. This semi-final proved that the game of football is larger than life. After the game, a delighted Roberto did Mateo said that his team deserved to be in the finals. The final is on May 19 in Munich.