I'm not sure we can be so assertive. Maybe Ramires was frustrated with all the fouling going on and just lashed out at the end. Or maybe he realized the ref was being lenient and went for it knowing it wouldn't get called. Or he just made a stupid mistake and the ref didn't see it properly. No way to tell, IMO. Anyway it was a nice game and I hope we can make something out of the return leg. Last year we had a 3-1 advantage and played way too defensively at Stanford Bridge. Today we're in a completely different situation and our mindset will be totally different, I expect a thrilling game.
if the ref didn't let you guys get away with murder in the first half, and Veratti gets rightfully sent off, that Ramires foul probably doesn't even happen.