Chelsea No1 Cech: Barcelona performance was stuff of legend

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech says they've already made history by beating Barcelona in the Champions League semifinals.

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech says they've already made history by beating Barcelona in the Champions League semifinals.

Cech reckons Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final heroics have landed them a place in football folklore.

He said: “I don’t think you can find in history of the world a team that is losing 2-0 to a team like Barcelona, and that loses two central defenders and is down to 10 men for 55 minutes – and gets through!” Cech believes there is a collective tenacity within the Chelsea team that meant they could turn it around in the Nou Camp.

“Character? I have been in this team eight years and we have done it so many times before.

“We knew after the first leg that we were going through. We said that if we were going out, then we’d go out ­fighting until the last second.

“Now we are in two finals – that is why everybody loves football. You never know what is going to happen.”

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