It was a night to remember in south west London as Chelsea fans raised the rafters after their team stunned Barcelona with a 3-2 aggregate win in a Champions League semi-final in Spain. Rubbing salt in the Barça fans’ wounds, the winning goal was scored by the underperforming Fernando Torres, a native of Madrid.
In one London pub, Chelsea supporters, hoarse but happy, were barely coherent, such was their joy:
“You cannont beat this! If Jesus was here now he’d speak better than me. Nino show us the price! Di Matteo must have given a Churchill speech! Where is Messi,” Those were just some of the comments blurted out be a group being interviewed for TV.
It was an incredible triumph for players who were not expected to beat a dazzling Barcelona side over two legs, all the more so as captain John Terry was sent off for what he admits was a stupid foul.
Manager Roberto Di Matteo must now rouse his troops for a similarly tough final encounter with with Bayern Munich or Real Madrid.