Quar­ter-fi­nal, sec­ond leg, 2008-09

Australian Four Four Two - - FEATURES -

In an era when all-English clashes were 10 a penny, this en­counter was surely the pick of the bunch. Chelsea had won 3-1 at An­field, but ap­peared in dan­ger af­ter a cheeky Fabio Aure­lio free-kick and Xabi Alonso penalty brought the Reds level by the in­ter­val. Sec­ond-half strikes by Di­dier Drogba, Alex (a bul­let of a free-kick) and Frank Lam­pard turned the tide, only for Lu­cas and Dirk Kuyt to quickly put the vis­i­tors back ahead on the night. Lam­pard’s late strike set­tled Blues nerves and en­sured a semi-fi­nal show­down with Barcelona (and Tom Henning Ovrebo).

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