Chelsea had already given up a goal to allow Barcelona to get level in the tie, 1-1 on aggregate, but things have gotten even worse for the Blues. Their captain John Terry has been shown a red card for kneeing Alexis Sanchez in the back and now Chelsea will have to play the last 53 minutes with just 10 men.
Terry's knee to Sanchez wasn't the most violent of plays and it probably didn't hurt Alexis too much, but it doesn't matter. It was a dirty play that has no place in the game and could not even possibly be imagine as a "football play." He most definitely deserved to be sent off and considering it was an intentional shot to a player away from the ball, it was predictably awful that Terry would even argue it.
Down to 10 men with more than 50 minutes left, Chelsea might be done. Holding on against Barcelona would be tough enough, but down a man and without any true centerbacks (Gary Cahill went down with an injury earlier), they might as well be done now.
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