Lampard: I thought this would be the worst night of my life

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was part of the Chelsea team that came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Nou Camp despite a first half red card to John Terry on our way to winning the Champions League in 2012.

Sergio Busquets gave the hosts the lead to cancel Chelsea’s 1-0 first leg advantage before John Terry’s sending off left the Blues with a mountain to climb.

Andreas Iniesta grabbed a second goal for Barca shortly and according to Lampard, he feared Barcelona could reach double figures.

Ramires scored just before halftime, assisted by Lampard before Chelsea did the unthinkable when Fernando Torres broke away to level the score on the night and send Chelsea to the final in Munich, despite playing much of the game with 10 men.

“When we went 2-0 down and had 10 men, had the reshuffle. I thought this could be the worst night of my life,” Lampard told Jamie Redknapp on Tuesday’s episode of The Football Show on Sky Sports.

“If we don’t score the goal before half-time then no chance. It was the only time I got into the Barcelona half in the first half and thankfully I had a runner in Ramires to find.

“It was a good pass but even better finish. I don’t think at half-time we thought we had much of a chance. It was more the feeling of the second half.”

Lampard added: “I hardly got past my only 18-yard box in the second half. When you went up to Iniesta he’d just go by you. It was just shuffling, get across, get across.

“We had a few moments catch our breath but it was just a dig in scenario. It’s easy said now because we had Bayern at home to come but when those things come together and again you have no right to win, then you do.

“Fernando had a tough time here and had that special moment himself. There was great celebrations and we felt this could be the one.”

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  1. After Terry’s red card I was to leave the room not to watch again. My thought, the defense is now shaky, no experience, no leadership….

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