Chelsea forged a hard-fought 2-2 tie with Barcelona, taking a 3-2 aggregate win and advancing to the Champions League final.
Chelsea's Ramires lobbed a shot over goalie Victor Valdes for a key goal.
Messi nailed a crossbar on a penalty kick in the 59th minute for Barcelona and hit the post with a shot in the 83rd.
Barca had 72 percent ball possession, a hefty 22-7 advantage in shots and an impressive 10-1 margin in corner kicks but failed to translate the strong play into more goals.
Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta found the back of the net for Barcelona.
Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are squaring off in the other semifinal.
- Premier League: Chelsea Falls to Liverpool
- Barcelona's Messi Sets European Season Goal Record
- Dalglish Optimistic of Liverpool's Chance in FA Cup Final
- Manchester City Blanks Manchester United, 1-0
- Torres Hat-trick Steers Chelsea Past QPR
- UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich Edges Real Madrid in Shootout
- UEFA Champions League: Chelsea Knocks Barcelona Out in Semifinals
- Landon Donovan Continues Offensive Resurgence for Galaxy
- Man City Rips Wanderers; Man U-Everton Draw
- Arsenal Nets Costly Scoreless Draw with Chelsea
- Barcelona Up Against It in Champions League and La Liga
- UEFA Champions League: Chelsea Tops Belfica; Real Madrid Pummels Apoel
- David Beckham's Olympic Dream Still Alive
- Manchester City Revives Premier League Title Hopes
- Chelsea Holds Off Aston Villa Behind Ivanovic, Torres
- United States Men's Soccer Team Fails In Olympic Qualifying Bid
- Athletic Bilbao Boots Out Manchester United
- Everton and Sunderland Battle to Draw in FA Cup Match
- Lionel Messi Makes Champions League History
- Manchester City Stays on Top of Premier League
- Reyna and Meola Elected to National Soccer HOF
- Liverpool and Stoke move on in FA Cup
- Rooney Scores Twice as Man U Edges Liverpool
- England Soccer Coach Fabio Capello Quits
- Fans of Rival Soccer Teams Clash in Egypt, 73 Killed
- Obertan Scores in Stoppage Time, Newcastle downs Blackburn
- Hernandez, Berbatov's Goals Steer Man United Past Stoke City
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