BARCELONA: Lionel Messi was so distraught at Barcelona missing out on reaching the 2012 Champions League final that he was reduced to tears after his side’s semi-final elimination to Chelsea, his former Barca team-mate Alexis Sanchez has revealed.
Barca ran into an early 2-0 lead in the second leg at the Nou Camp, having lost the first leg 1-0 in London, and their passage to a second consecutive final looked certain when John Terry was sent off for the visitors.
However, a chipped goal by Ramires put Chelsea ahead on away goals before Fernando Torres sealed Barca’s elimination in stoppage time.“In the Barcelona dressing room after the Chelsea game, I saw Leo (Messi) cry. That’s because players demand so much from themselves. People don’t see that,” Manchester United forward Sanchez told Sky Sports.