Top 5: Stunning Champions League semi-final moments involving English Clubs
5. Chelsea Blues (2009)
A goalless draw at Barcelona’s Camp Nou gave Chelsea huge confidence they could reach the final for a second year in a row.
And Michael Essien’s superb strike nine minutes into the second-leg only enhanced the feeling that it would be the English side’s night.
Eric Abidal was sent off for the visitors in the second half a bad heated contest in which the hosts were denied a series of strong penalty claims.
This was made worse in injury-time when Andres Iniesta scored a spectacular goal to take the Catalans to the final and spark chaos on the touchline.
Didier Drogba was subsequently banned for six matches after confronting referee Tom Henning Ovrebo, while Barca went on to beat Manchester United 2-0 to claim their third European crown.