In a veritable 'night of the stars' at Stamford Bridge, the eventual star of them all was ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who guided his Inter Milan team to a 1-0 victory on the night, 3-1 on aggregate.
Chasing a one doal defecit from the first leg, Chelsea started brightly, but in the second half it was Inter who dominated.
It seems a pity that the young woman nobody can afford to ignore these days - Cheryl Cole - wasn't present, for she may well have appreciated the Samuel Eto'o goal which gave the visitors an unassailable 3-1 lead.
Despite having tabloid news phenomenon, John Terry on the pitch, things went from bad to worse for Chelsea when Drogba was red carded for attempting to crush Inter defender Motta's ankle.
From then on there really was no way for Chelsea to mess up Jose, no matter how hard Sky's Andy Gray tried to big the match up in his commentary - even insisting that Eto'o's strike had been disallowed a good ten minutes after the referee had given a goal.
Disgruntled Chelsea fans could only try to amuse themselves by trying to spot Christine Bleakley and Vanessa Perroncel in the stands while their Milanese counterparts mercilessly took the piss by yelling "Ole!" at every Milanese touch of the ball.
John Terry did add a comic touch as he disappeared down the tunnel at the end by telling the fourth official that the referee was "f*cking sh*t"
If our lip reader is to be believed.
Which he usually isn't.
More as we get it.