Here at Shoot!, we are always looking back and reminiscing on some of football’s most memorable moments, and today is no different!
So, what happened On This Day in years gone by?
Well, on April 8 2014, we saw a very familiar celebration from manager Jose Mourinho while he was in his second spell in charge of Chelsea, as his side left it late to reach the last four of the Champions League.
The Blues were 3-1 down to French giants Paris Saint-Germain following the first leg in the French capital a week earlier, but Andre Schurrle reduced their arrears when he reacted quickest to slot home David Luiz’s flick header after 32 minutes.
However, Mourinho’s men were heading out of the competition until three minutes from time when striker Demba Ba got in front of his marker to tuck the ball home from six yards out, which of course sent Stamford Bridge into delirium, and indeed boss Mourinho down the touchline in a repeat of his celebration at Old Trafford back in 2004.
The Blues hung on to advance on the away goals rule, although their quest for European glory, and Mourinho’s first Champions League title at Chelsea, came to an end in the semi-finals when they lost 3-1 on aggregate to Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.