The 2005the Chelsea spent her first season with Jose Mourinho on the bench, while Barcelona was in the process of… launching, having acquired Ronaldinho a year and a half earlier.
Thus, the match between the two teams in the “16”. Champions League it meant that one of the would-be contenders for the title would be out early.
After two epic matches, the Londoners advanced to the quarter-finals with an aggregate score of 5-4, managing in the rematch at Stamford Bridge to win 4-2 and overturn the defeat, 2-1, in Barcelona.
The highlight of the match in England, however, clearly belonged to the “blaugrana”.
In the 38th minute, and while the Catalans had found themselves losing 3-0 in the 19th minute but had reduced a little earlier with a penalty Ronaldinhothe Brazilian became the owner of the ball in the semicircle of the “blue” area.
With three defenders in front of him and one behind him, Ronnie made a feint the likes of which we had never seen before, with a move reminiscent of… extinguishing a cigarettebefore sending her curled into Cech’s corner, who… ate it standing up!
Frank Rijkaard’s side were eventually eliminated by a goal from Terry in the 76th minute, but the moment of magic he gave us like today 18 years ago she was the one who went down in history.
Chelsea would eventually be knocked out in the semi-finals by eventual winners Liverpool, while Barcelona would rise to the top in 2006.
???? Ronaldinho MAGIC #OTD in 2005! ??#UCL | #OnThisDay | @FCBarcelona pic.twitter.com/3kVCFVnyD9
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) March 8, 2020
Source: Sport Fm
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