The 2010 UEFA Champions League semi finals are over as the last of the second legs went ahead in Europe last night, with a European giant crashing to defeat and losing out on the prestigious throne.
Inter Milan travelled to Camp Nou with a 3-1 cushion from the first round, although it is never an easy task facing the defending European champions at their home ground.
It was a gallant performance from José Morinho’s men.
But it was a gallant performance from José Morinho’s men, who had to deal with the last minute loss of Goran Pandev, and went down to ten men within the first 30 minutes thanks to former Barca midfielder Thiago Motta receiving his marching orders.
Barcelona did not go down without a fight, finally finding the back of the net with six minutes to go through Gerard Piqué – although that was the final score 1-0 to the Spaniards, which means the Italians go through 3-2 on aggregate.
The visitors did not seem fazed by facing Barca in their back yard, getting behind the ball and threatening the defending champions, with Diego Milito and Wesley Sneider constantly stretching the home sides defence.
The loss for Barca means they lose out on the opportunity to be the first team to ever win consecutive UEFA Champions League titles.
The underdogs Italians are now through to the final which takes place on the 22nd of May and will face FC Bayern Munich.