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Chelsea stun Barcelona to reach final

Published 2111 GMT (0511 HKT) April 24, 2012
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Misfiring striker Fernando Torres comes on to secure Chelsea's place in the Champions League final, giving his side an improbable 3-2 aggregate win over defending champions Barcelona. AFP/Getty Images
After Barcelona miss several chances, Sergio Busquets puts them ahead on the night and level on aggregate after 35 minutes. AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea suffer what looks like a critical blow when captain John Terry knees Alexis Sanchez from behind and is sent off in the 37th minute. Getty Images
Chelsea, who have already lost Gary Cahill to injury, look set to fall apart when Andres Iniesta finishes off a typically slick Barcelona move in the 44th minute to put the Catalan side 2-1 up. AFP/Getty Images
But Ramires runs through a static Barcelona defense and brilliantly chips Victor Valdes to put Chelsea ahead on away goals just before half time. AFP/Getty Images
As Barcelona push forward, Torres goes clean through, rounds the keeper and Chelsea wrap up a 3-2 win. AFP/Getty Images