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Chelsea v Barcelona: A recent history
Published : 17 Apr 2012 22:00:38
With Chelsea set to face the mighty Barcelona on Wednesday night, Sportsmail looks back at some of the flare points in what has become a very modern rivalry. The turnaround (April 2000)A thunderous free-kick from Gianfranco Zola helped Chelsea to a 3-0 first-half lead against the Spanish champions at Stamford Bridge, but Luis Figo's 64th-minute goal gave Barcelona hope for the return leg. At the Nou Camp, current managers Pep Guardiola and Roberto Di Matteo went head to head in the midfield. Barca took a 2-0 lead but Tore Andre Flo hit back. In extra time a bad night for Celestine Babayaro got worse he added to his first-half own goal by bringing down Figo in the box and earning a red card. Aggregate 6-4 to Barca and game, set and match.