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Goal Of The Day: Andres Iniesta Breaks Chelsea Hearts

Goal Of The Day: Andres Iniesta Breaks Chelsea Hearts

There's never a dull moment when Barcelona come to England. The Catalan side have played against Premier League sides on a number of occasions in recent years, with meetings with Manchester City and Arsenal.

They also beat Manchester United on English soil in the 2011 Champions League final at Wembley.

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However, undeniably the most dramatic moment Barcelona served up when they came to England was back in 2009. With the first leg ending in a stalemate, Barca travelled to Stamford Bridge and were 1-0 down just nine minutes into the game when Michael Essien scored a wonderful left-foot volley to give Chelsea the lead.

Norweigan referee Tom Ovrebo still gets abuse to this day for failing to award Chelsea about four penalties after incidents in the Barcelona area. Michael Ballack was absolutely furious, as was Didier Drogba.

Despite their injustice, Chelsea went into the final stretches of the game in the lead and were minutes away from a place in the final before Andres Iniesta stepped up to the plate.

In the final minutes of stoppage time, with Barcelona probing and Chelsea hanging on by a thread, the ball fell to Lionel Messi, who poked the ball to Iniesta on the edge of the area, the midfielder sumptuously hitting the ball first-time with the outside of his boot and seeing the ball nestle into Petr Cech's top corner before wheeling away in celebration.

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Here are the highlights from that game, including Iniesta's goal at around 2:40.


Talk about drama. Iniesta broke the hearts of Chelsea fans and players with one magical piece of play.

The Blaugrana play Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the Champions League at the Etihad Stadium for the third time tonight and we are bound to see more brilliance and drama.

Topics: Chelsea, FC Barcelona, Pep Guardiola, Andres Iniesta, Champions League, Barca

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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