Revealed: What John Terry did after Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final win against Barcelona

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Chelsea greats, John Mikel Obi and Roberto Di Matteo, who also managed the club in 2012, linked up recently to chat about memories from their time together, such as the UEFA Champions League win in 2012 and some of the other incidents that took place at Stamford Bridge during their days at the club on the Obi One podcast.

One of such memories was the semi-final victory that Chelsea claimed against Barcelona on their way to lifting their first Champions League trophy.

After masterminding a 1-0 win against Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona at Stamford Bridge, thanks to a Didier Drogba goal, the Blues found themselves down by one man after the captain, John Terry was shown a red card for an offence that took place off the ball in the return leg at the Camp Nou.

On top of their numerical disadvantage, Chelsea were also trailing the Spanish giants 2-0, but somehow, managed to pull off a miracle, with both Ramires and Fernando Torres netting on either side of the break to make it 2-2 and send the Blues to the final in Munich.

According to Mikel and Di Matteo, Terry was very unhappy with himself knowing he was suspended for the final after the red card, and was nowhere to he found when the whistle was blown at fulltime.

While discussing the match, Mikel said of Terry: “I didn’t even see him.”

Di Matteo replied: “I was going to ask you Obi, I had to do some press so I can’t remember, I don’t know.”

The Nigerian then added jokingly: “He was probably still wearing his shinpads and his jersey boss, and his boots!”

Despite being suspended for the final against Bayern Munich, Terry was still fully kitted, and came out after the game to celebrate his first Champions League title with his teammates.