Man Utd v Barcelona final at Rome

Horrible Refereeing helped Barca to beat Chelsea to the finals at Rome on the away goals rule.

Chelsea got the lead in the 10th minute from a sublime left footed volley by Michael Essien. Barcelona did not have a shot on target for 90 minutes. It took them the injury time to score against a Chelsea side which was tactically superior.

Barca defense was running ragged on many a occasions by some good runs from Drogba, Malouda and Anelka. The referee denied Chelsea a penalty on more than 2 occasions both in replay appeared to be quite obvious.

All in all i feel sad for Chelsea. In spite of being a Arsenal fan, i feel bad for Terrry and Lampard who once again have come so close and are yet so far.

People might debate that Barca was the better side over the 2 legs. But i categorically deny that. Chelsea did a perfect European job away at Nou Camp. At Stamford bridge again they kept things tight at the back and counter attacked effectively.

Barca might have had the larger share of possession, but that counts for nothing unless you have something at the end of it. Messi and Eto were anonymous for most portions of the game. Barca sincerely did not deserve to go through as per me, but well, the Norwegian referee has broken Chelsea hearts.

We might be in for a great final all the same where we can see Messi v Ronaldo again. But Barca will be without both Full Backs Alves and Abidal who will miss the final through suspensions…
See you guys at Rome…

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