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Barcelona 2-2 Chelsea (Agg 2-3), John Terry sent off, Aston Villa 1-2 Bolton - LIVE!
Follow the reaction as Chelsea reach the Champions League final with a 3-2 aggregate win over Barcelona. Don't forget to get in touch with Goal.com UK on Twitter!

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23:15 BST

24/04/2012

And that’s your lot from us tonight, folks. Thanks very much for joining us on a night that saw Chelsea record arguably their greatest ever European result with a sensational aggregate victory over Barcelona. Bolton, too, overcame the odds this evening, winning Aston Villa to give themselves a fantastic chance of beating the drop. Check back tomorrow for build-up, LIVE! coverage and reaction to the second Champions League semi-final of the week, Real Madrid v Bayern Munich, to find out who Chelsea will play in the final. Cheerio!

23:10 BST

24/04/2012

The general consensus, then, is that Roberto Di Matteo HAS done enough in his short spell in charge to earn the Chelsea job full-time, though a few feel he could go the same way as Avram Grant, who was sacked after being a penalty kick away from winning the Champions League in 2008.

23:07 BST

24/04/2012

Adekunle Adetunji ‏on Twitter: “Well RDM has worked wonders with these old side but can he build his own team to compete at the highest level well he needs the chance to prove himself but i believe if Chelsea do not hire another big club in Europe will take a gamble on hi most definitely."

23:04 BST

24/04/2012

hailemichael seyoum on Twitter: “It seems Abrhamovich made the right decision to sack AVB ..Roberto Di Matteo done pretty enough to claim the place permanently”

23:01 BST

24/04/2012

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres: "Football is just like this. The better side does not always win. We knew this is what we had to do against Barca, although this is not the prettiest thing to do. We used our weapons and it turned out great for us in both matches. Barca had their chances, but they did not take them and we found a lifeline with Ramires' goal. We have great respect for Barca because we know they are the strongest side in the world."

22:57 BST

24/04/2012

In all the drama from Camp Nou, let’s not forget that Bolton have secured a priceless three points away to Aston Villa this evening. Owen Coyle’s men remain in the relegation zone but are now one point off safety, while Villa sit just three points above the drop zone. Check out ratings from Villa Park right here.

22:53 BST

24/04/2012

2m Rayhan M Choudhury on Twitter: “RE 22:47 - that is the most disgusting headline I've ever read. Hurst Manchester United couldn't do it last year? #GoalUKisBiased”
No, no. Come on now, tell us what you really mean...

22:50 BST

24/04/2012

You thought that was it, didn’t you? You thought we would palm you off with one quickfire post-match Chelsea-Barcelona feature? Well, readers, you were wrong. Not only has Wayne Veysey been featuring it up over the last hour, but Kris Voakes, too. You can't blame the pitch, post or penalty-spot: Barcelona gifted the tie to Chelsea - check it.

22:47 BST

24/04/2012

Folks, you know what we’re missing, don’t you? A feature. Yep, a feature. A quickfire feature, at that. Chief correspondent Wayne Veysey has been typing for his life over the last hour to bring you this beauty on tonight’s game: Sensational Chelsea put idiotic John Terry to shame. Have a butcher’s at that, if you will.

22:44 BST

24/04/2012

FonGy_moNpeDra on Twitter: “nope, Avram grant did same. He will be sacked if he doesn't cough out the champs league trophy”

22:41 BST

24/04/2012

Mekondjo Shaambeni on Twitter: “Most definitely. Chelsea would never have gone this far with AVB in charge.he gets his tactics spot on and players look motivated.”

22:41 BST

24/04/2012

So, back to the question: has Roberto Di Matteo done enough to earn himself the Chelsea job on a full-time basis? @GoalUK - now.

22:39 BST

24/04/2012

Even more from Frank Lampard on John Terry red card: “No, I didn’t see it. John said that he ran into the back of him. I honestly haven’t seen it but I’ve got to say I feel for him in there, we’re in this together and we won tonight together and if he misses the final, if we can go on and win it, which is a big ask, then he’ll be up right there getting it with us.”

22:37 BST

24/04/2012

RATINGS! How could I forget ratings? You people will need to start reminding me about ratings in future because I, I’ll admit, am useless when it comes to remembering to plug them. Much like ratings writer George Ankers on Twitter, John Terry has been given a bit of a beating. In the grander scheme of things, though, the Chelsea skipper’s rating could have been a whole lot worse. Check them out right here.

22:33 BST

24/04/2012

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba to Sky Sports: "We are very sorry for John [Terry]. [Gary] Cahill, I think, is going to recover, so he’s going to be with us."

22:31 BST

24/04/2012

More from Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard: “That clock was a lot slower in the second half! I had a feeling, you always know they’re liable at any moment because of the players they have in their team, but there’s a determination about us and in this game you get what you deserve and we were all in it today and we dug in. What a fantastic result.”

22:29 BST

24/04/2012

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo to Sky Sports: "It’s an incredible achievement by this group of players. A lot of people had written us [off] but we showed again what kind of character these players have. We didn’t expect to play with 10 men, but we knew it was going to be tough and it was even more difficult than we expected. Barcelona have some fantastic players but we showed what we’re made of."

22:27 BST

24/04/2012

Legendary former Goal.com UK chief Steven Saunders: “Let's not be hearing any bleating about Chelsea's suspensions. They knew the rules. Easy way to avoid being suspended - don't kick people... OK, I'll stop being grumpy now. Congratulations Chelsea, Roberto, Fernando, you deserve it. Mourinho in the final would be perfect.”

22:24 BST

24/04/2012

Good point from my main man Billy. A younger version of Jose Mourinho? Can the world really cope with two Mourinhos? Has Roberto Di Matteo done enough to earn the Chelsea job on a permanent basis, though? I’m talking, like, proper permanent. Not a one-year deal next season to see how he does, a long-term deal so he can - and I can’t believe I’m about to use this word - get his ‘project’ and ideas across.

22:21 BST

24/04/2012

Billy Mogaka on Twitter: “A new younger version of MOURINHO..thumps up for ROBERTO DE MATEO.Where did that formula come from?”