Back in April 2009, one of the most entertaining second leg UEFA Champions League ties held at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Liverpool and it ended in a dramatic ways.
The Blues have already delivered phenomenal performances at Anfield in the first leg as they claimed 3-1, but the case changes at Stamford Bridge as Liverpool showcased series of impressive performances by scored two early goals in the first 45 minutes of the game.
The Reds scoring the opened goal inside 19th minute through Fabio Aurelio, who curled a superb effort towards the near post before Xavi Alonso double his side’s lead through spot-kick to ended the first 45 minutes with a 3-3 on aggregate.
Chelsea improved after the break, and within 10th minutes into second-half Didier Drogba put one back for the Blues following Nicolas Anelka good composure.
Minutes later Drogba expertly drew a free kick from Jamie Carragher around 35 yards from goal. Ballack, Lampard and Alex all lined up to take the kick. But it was the Brazilian Alex who hit an unstoppable shot the fired home into the roof of the net.
The Blues then scored a superb team goal after Ballack’s sublime pass on the edge of the box found Drogba in space. His pin point cross was smashed home by home favourite Frank Lampard and Chelsea.
Never given-up Liverpool, was one again scored another two brilliant goals in hoping of eliminate the Blues. Firstly, Lucas Leiva, who had been one of Liverpool’s lesser players in the second half picked the ball up around 25 yards from goal. Instead of charging out to deny the Brazilian a shooting chance the Chelsea defence backed off.
Yossi Benayoun, then, found himself out on the Chelsea right and his brilliant cross was met by the on rushing Dirk Kuyt who headed home an unstoppable effort, to put the game on a real knife edge. (6-5).
But Frank Lampard who is Chelsea’s hero scored a brilliantly taken goal from 12 yards which thumped in off the far post. The clash ended with (7-5) on aggregate as Chelsea reached final of the UEFA Champions League but beaten by Manchester United in the penalty shoot-out that years.