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Video: Gary Neville's 'goalgasm' during Chelsea Fernando Torres goal against Barcelona goes viral

Gary Neville
Gary Neville
Chelsea's Fernando Torres from Spain celebrates his goal during a Champions League second leg semifinal soccer match against Barcelona at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Fernando Torres (L) of Chelsea passes by goalkeeper Victor Valdes of Barcelona to score the equalizing goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at the Camp Nou stadium on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
Chelsea's Didier Drogba, left, embraces Lionel Messi, from Argentina, at the end of the semifinal second leg Champions League soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Chelsea fans react while watching the Champions League semifinal second leg soccer match against Barcelona played in Barcelona, in London, Tuesday April 24, 2012. Chelsea won the first leg match against Barcelona 1-0. (AP Photo/Tim Hales)
FC Barcelona's Sergi Busquets reacts after Chelsea's Sergio Torres scores during a semifinal second leg Champions League soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Chelsea's Didier Drogba reacts at the end of the semifinal second leg Champions League soccer match against FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Chelsea's Didier Drogba from Ivory Coast celebrates after a Champions League second leg semifinal soccer match against Barcelona at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Chelsea drew 2-2 with Barcelona to win the match 3-2 on aggregate. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Chelsea's Didier Drogba from Ivory Coast celebrates after a Champions League second leg semifinal soccer match against Barcelona at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Chelsea drew 2-2 with Barcelona to win the match 3-2 on aggregate. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Lionel Messi of Barcelona reacts during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Cesc Fabregas of FC Barcelona (2nd R) argues with Frank Lampard of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Didier Drogba of Chelsea greets his teammate Fernando Torres as he is being substituted during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at the Camp Nou stadium on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Frank Lampard of Chelsea celebrates at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Raul Meireles of Chelsea FC is shown a yellow card by referee Cuneyt Cakir during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Roberto Di Matteo caretaker manager of Chelsea celebrates victory at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Fernando Torres of Chelsea CF (C) scores his team's second goal under a challenge by goalkeeper Victor Valdes of FC Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Branislav Ivanovic of Chelsea reacts during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Frank Lampard of Chelsea clashes with Cesc Fabregas of Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Frank Lampard of Chelsea clashes with Cesc Fabregas of Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona celebrates with his team-mate Andres Iniesta (R) after Iniesta scored their team's second goalduring the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: John Terry of Chelsea FC (L) reacts as he is shown a red card by referee Cuneyt Cakir during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Chelsea's Fernando Torres from Spain, unseen, celebrates his goal with Frank Lampard, right and teammates, during a Champions League second leg semifinal soccer match against Barcelona at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi
Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, left, misses a penalty beside Chelsea's Raul Meireles, second left, Jose Bosingwa from Portugal, third left, Branislav Ivanovic from Serbia, third right, goalkeeper Petr Cech from Czech Republic and Ashley Cole, right, during a Champions League second leg semifinal soccer match at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
FC Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, left, scores past Chelsea's goalkeeper Petr Cech from Czech Republic during a semifinal second leg Champions League soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Barcelona's Javier Masherano, front left, and Sergio Busquets, right, jump for a ball with Chelsea's Didier Drogba during a Champions League semifinal second leg match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Referee Cuneyt Cakir, right, shows a red card to Chelsea's John Terry during a semifinal second leg Champions League soccer match against FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Ashley Cole (R) of Chelsea reacts to Isaac Cuenca of Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at the Camp Nou stadium on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Ashley Cole of Chelsea chats with goalkeeper Petr Cech during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at the Camp Nou stadium on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Raul Meireles of Chelsea CF is shown a yellow card by referee Cuneyt Cakir during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Didier Drogba (L) of Chelsea celebrates with team-mates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: John Obi Mikel of Chelsea celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 24: Cesc Fabregas of Barcelona and Lionel Messi of Barcelona look thoughtful during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on April 24, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The Fernando Torres goal against Barcelona rubber-stamped Chelsea's place in the UEFA Champions League final but it is Gary Neville's unique reaction that has made the biggest impact on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

Viewers were taken aback when the the Sky analyst and former Manchester United player let out a strange moaning sound, described as a 'goalgasm' some by internet users, as £50m man Torres closed in on goal at Camp Nou.

Neville later blamed his high-pitched screams of pleasure on a sore throat and tweeted a photo of some Strepsils.

While Chelsea's stunning victory over Barcelona will live long in the memory of football fans, Neville's commentary on Torres's goal may be the most enduring moment on the internet.

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