Čech, Chelsea out of Champions League

English football side Chelsea, home to Czech goalkeeper Petr Čech, have failed to advance in the Champions League. On Thursday, the side tied 1:1 with Barcelona in their second-leg semi-final match. The draw means Barca go ahead on aggregate, facing defending champions Manchester United in the final. For most of the game on Thursday Chelsea led 1:0, but Barca were able to level in extra time. It is the second year in a row that Chelsea suffered an agonising defeat in the tournament: last year they lost in the final on penalties.

Author: Jan Velinger