Date: 18th April 2017 at 5:16pm
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Back on this day in 2012, something remarkable was in motion.

Chelsea welcomed Barcelona to Stamford Bridge for a Champions League semi-final.

Our paths had crossed on several occasions but it was always the Catalan side that had the better of things.

At an atmospheric Stamford Bridge, Chelsea were to get a first leg lead against Barcelona.

Although our visitors looked dangerous with their intricate football, a goal in first-half injury time, from Didier Drogba was enough to send the crowd wild with delight.

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However, many felt that the 1-0 lead would be enough to allow Chelsea the pleasure of contesting the 2012 Champions League Final, in Munich.

But the second leg was to prove even more thrilling.

At a packed Nou Camp Barcelona wiped out Chelsea`s first leg lead with two first-half goals, worst was to come when John Terry was red-carded, reducing Chelsea to ten-men.

But, on the stroke of half time, a wonderful through ball from Frank Lampard set Ramires on his way and a delicate chip over the keeper made it 2-1 on the night but with Chelsea leading on away goals.

The second half was a nervy affair, Barcelona pushed for the gaol that would see them through, Messi crashed a penalty against the bar and the Chelsea goal seemed to live a charmed life.

With minutes to go the ten-men of Chelsea looked worn out but suddenly a ball out of defence was latched on to by Fernando Torres, the Spaniard strode forward, everyone held their breath as he rounded the keeper and slotted the ball home.

Against all-odds Chelsea had beaten Barcelona in their own back-yard drawing the game 2-2 but going through 3-2 on aggregate.

Our greatest hour perhaps?

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Or was there something even more dramatic to come in the Allianz Arena in May?

 
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