JOHN TERRY hailed Chelsea's comeback as their greatest Champions League win. Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time goal saw them overturn a 3-1 first-leg deficit and charge into the quarter-finals.
Terry said: "This tops the lot. We proved that we are a team. That desire and sticking together when it really mattered showed just what Chelsea are made of."
Didier Drogba and Terry goals levelled the tie at 3-3 before Gokhan Inler's goal for the Italians.
A Frank Lampard penalty set up extra-time and Ivanovic blasted home the dramatic winner.
Terry added: "We called it on before the game and put in a great display.
"We were really solid and resilient and had the firepower going forward. We fought to the end.
"All we can do as players is stick together and win matches."
Boss Roberto Di Matteo has won all three of his games in charge since Andre Villas-Boas' sacking.
He said: "I've had some great nights in football but this will go down in the club's history.
"The players showed everyone how much they care about this club. "Some of them couldn't even run at the end but they just kept fighting.
"To still be able to play in the Champions League means such a lot to this club. What happens with my position is not important at the moment."
Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is now looking to face them in the Champions League final in May.
The Special One, who guided Real Madrid through last night, said: "I'd love them in the final � they would be great opponents.
"People can't understand how much I love Chelsea, how much I love the boys. They've had a hard time but happiness is coming."
Blues hero Lampard was involved in the most public fallout with AVB.
He said: "It's been a difficult season but this could change it for us.
"We're just happy to be in the hat after being 3-1 down. If we play like that, we can take on anyone."
Owner Roman Abramovich visited the Chelsea dressing-room with former striker Andriy Shevchenko after a fantastic game.
Di Matteo said: "What goes on in the dressing-room is private and confidential. I guess he was happy as we won."
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