Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo is delighted for his veteran players to taste Champions League glory.

Di Matteo felt their pain in 2008 against Manchester United in Moscow.

"I was at home that night," said Di Matteo. "I felt very much for John Terry. It would have been like a film script for him to score the winning goal.

"It turned into a very painful experience, for him and the club.

"A lot of the players thought we would qualify for the final again pretty quickly.

"But it hasn't come again until 2012, which proves what a difficult competition to win it is. You have to take your chance when it comes."