Terry banned for Champions League final after reckless red card… with Ivanovic, Ramires and Meireles also suspended!
20:51 GMT, 24 April 2012
John Terry is one of FOUR Chelsea players banned for the Champions League final after their epic victory over Barcelona.
The Blues skipper was dismissed in the first half at the Nou Camp for an off-the-ball knee in the back of Alexis Sanchez.
That means he will miss the next three European matches – but that is only the start of the problems for Chelsea.
Ramires, Branislav Ivanovic and Raul Meireles all picked up bookings in the 2-2 draw at the Nou Camp that sealed their 3-2 aggregate triumph.
They will all be suspended alongside Terry for next month's final in Munich.
Anger: John Terry pleads his innocence after being sent off
Terry later told Sky Sports that he should not have been sent off. When told that he appeared to knee Sanchez, Terry replied: 'I would not do that.'
Terry's exit came switfly after his centre-back partner Gary Cahill went off injured.
With David Luiz also currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, boss Roberto Di Matteo faces a number of problems when they take on the winners of Wednesday's clash between Real Madri and Bayern Munich.
Off you go: Terry reacts angrily to his marching orders
Squaring up: Terry remonstrates with Barcelona's players after his red
Come on, John: Petr Cech leads his skipper away after the incident