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Terry header decides thrilling tie

Published: Wednesday 9 March 2005, 0.42CET
Chelsea FC 4-2 FC Barcelona (agg: 5-4) John Terry's goal 14 minutes from time gives Chelsea victory.

Match statistics

ChelseaBarcelona

Goals scored4
 
2
Attempts on target9
 
8
Attempts off target3
 
6
Corners3
 
7
Offsides4
 
0
Fouls committed28
 
13
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 9 March 2005, 0.42CET

Terry header decides thrilling tie

Chelsea FC 4-2 FC Barcelona (agg: 5-4) John Terry's goal 14 minutes from time gives Chelsea victory.

By Trevor Haylett at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC captain John Terry finally settled an extraordinary match with a header 14 minutes from time to put José Mourinho's side into the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals and kill off the challenge of FC Barcelona who had recovered from a dispiriting start to get back into the tie.

Six-goal thriller
The English team, trailing from the first leg, had taken a 3-0 lead on the night inside the first 19 minutes through Eidur Gudjohnsen, Frank Lampard and Damien Duff, only to be rocked back by two away goals from Ronaldinho - one a penalty, the other a sublime chip. It remained thrilling end-to-end stuff but Chelsea had the last word.

Gudjohnsen starts
As expected Gudjohnsen was named as Didier Drogba's replacement in the Chelsea attack and Mateja Kezman was also included with Joe Cole dropping back into a midfield role at the expense of Tiago. Barça welcomed back central defender Oleguer Presas after injury but were without Rafael Márquez. Andrés Iniesta was named in attack instead of Ludovic Giuly.

Early exchanges
Barcelona had anticipated a fierce onslaught from the home side in the early stages but instead it was they who dominated possession and were first to work a good position as Juliano Belletti got away.

Chelsea score
Chelsea had struggled to get a feel of the ball themselves in the first seven minutes but then a slip by Xavi Hernández gave Lampard the chance to feed Kezman. The ball he played over from the right was exquisite, directed right into Gudjohnsen's path and a sidestep was enough to set up the Icelandic striker's decisive finish.

Quickfire goals
Lampard missed badly before the second goal but made immediate amends as he was on hand to turn home the loose ball after Víctor Valdés had put only one hand on Cole's deflected drive. Incredibly two then became three as Kezman and Cole combined to give Duff a free run through the heart of the defence. Again the finish was assured.

Barcelona lifeline
The visitors were badly stung but found encouragement with a Samuel Eto'o drive that Petr Cech clawed away, swiftly followed by a Ronaldinho header that missed by centimetres. When Belletti's cross struck the arm of Paulo Ferreira, Barça had a route back into the contest. Ronaldinho's penalty was placed just out of Cech's reach.

Sensational Ronaldinho
Eleven minutes later the Brazilian showed just why he is the reigning world player of the year with a sensational outside-of-the-boot shot when nothing looked on for him. It foxed even as good a goalkeeper as Cech, who did not even move.

Cole unlucky
It was a shattering double blow for Chelsea but they continued to look dangerous and Cole was unlucky to strike an upright just before the break. The youngster had made life difficult for Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Frank Rijkaard decided to replace the Dutchman with Sylvinho.

Dynamic runs
The ebb and flow was no less dramatic; Lampard and Belletti both came close, Eto'o unleashed a couple of dynamic runs and when Carles Puyol was left free at a corner it required a magnificent save from Cech. Then as Chelsea took charge again Gudjohnsen was given the chance to put away his volley only to fire the ball against a defender.

Terry header
Iniesta then had a shot turned on to the post by Cech, and that intervention proved crucial as Terry rose to turn in a Duff corner. Barcelona pressed hard in the final minutes, hoping for one final twist, but it was not to be.

Last updated: 09/03/05 11.19CET

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Lineups

chelsea

Chelsea

barcelona

Barcelona

1
ČechPetr Čech (GK)
1
Víctor ValdésVíctor Valdés (GK)
4
MakeleleClaude Makelele
2
BellettiJuliano Belletti
Substitution84
6
CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
5
PuyolCarles Puyol (C)
8
LampardFrank Lampard
Goal17
6
Xavi HernándezXavi Hernández
Yellow Card68
9
KežmanMateja Kežman
Yellow Card83
9
Eto'oSamuel Eto'o
10
J. ColeJoe Cole
10
RonaldinhoRonaldinho
Goal27
Goal38
11
DuffDamien Duff
Goal19
Substitution86
12
Van BronckhorstGiovanni van Bronckhorst
Yellow Card29
Substitution46
13
GallasWilliam Gallas
14
GerardGerard
20
FerreiraPaulo Ferreira
Yellow Card26
Substitution51
20
DecoDeco
22
GudjohnsenEidur Gudjohnsen
Goal8
Substitution79
23
OleguerOleguer
26
TerryJohn Terry (C)
Goal76
24
IniestaAndrés Iniesta
Substitution86

Substitutes

23
CudiciniCarlo Cudicini (GK)
25
JorqueraAlbert Jorquera (GK)
2
G. JohnsonGlen Johnson
Substitution51
Yellow Card84
8
GiulyLudovic Giuly
Substitution84
5
SmertinAleksei Smertin
11
Maxi LópezMaxi López
Substitution86
14
GeremiGeremi
16
SylvinhoSylvinho
Substitution46
19
ParkerScott Parker
19
Fernando NavarroFernando Navarro
29
HuthRobert Huth
Substitution86
22
AlbertiniDemetrio Albertini
30
TiagoTiago
Substitution79
32
DamiáAbella Damiá

Coach

José Mourinho (POR) Frank Rijkaard (NED)

Referee

Pierluigi Collina (ITA)

Assistant referees

Narciso Pisacreta (ITA), Alessandro Griselli (ITA)

Fourth official

Roberto Rosetti (ITA)

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