Chelsea's triumph ranks alongside Liverpool's in 2005
22:36 GMT, 25 April 2012
There was a moment, at 2-0 down, when Didier Drogba hoofed the ball clear and Chelsea looked a beaten team. Even the players thought the task ahead was to restrict Barcelona to four or five.
Like being bitten by a deadly snake, it seemed as if it would be a slow death.
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Then Ramires scored a lifeline goal. It meant they went into the dressing room with something to hold on to.
It would have been a quiet, lonely place until then. After the Brazilian scored, it gave Chelsea a platform and it offered them hope. Even with 10 men. Even against Lionel Messi and Barcelona.
Sometimes as a team the feeling grows that 'it is just our day'. Like Liverpool, who recovered from 3-0 down against AC Milan to win the Champions League in 2005. Who would have thought that possible
Chelsea's effort deserves comparison… Liverpool won a trophy for their comeback, Chelsea won a place in the final.
But they had 10 men and were playing Barcelona at their place. Chelsea had four shots on target in the two ties and scored three times.
Like Liverpool, they seemingly had no chance, but they still triumphed. It was one of the most remarkable games I have seen.
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At dinner after the match with Graeme Souness, Gary Neville and Glenn Hoddle, we had one word for what we had just seen – wow.