Andres Iniesta’s spectacular strike deep into stoppage time wrecked Chelsea’s dreams of a second successive Champions League final against Manchester United amid chaotic scenes at Stamford Bridge.
A stunning first-half volley from Michael Essien looked to have earned Chelsea victory but Andres Iniesta beat Petr Cech in the third minute of added time to send the Spanish bench and their fans delirious and leave Guus Hiddink crestfallen.
Chelsea 1-1 Barcelona (agg 1-1) |Champions League | Semi-finals
Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Alex, Terry, Ashley Cole, Lampard, Essien, Ballack, Anelka, Drogba (Belletti 72), Malouda.
Subs Not Used: Hilario, Ivanovic, Di Santo, Mikel, Kalou, Mancienne.
Booked: Essien, Alex, Ballack.
Goals: Essien 9.
Barcelona: Valdes, Dani Alves, Toure Yaya, Pique, Abidal, Busquets (Bojan 85), Xavi, Keita, Messi, Eto’o (Sylvinho 90), Iniesta (Gudjohnsen 90).
Subs Not Used: Pinto, Caceres, Hleb, Pedrito.
Sent Off: Abidal (66).
Booked: Dani Alves, Eto’o.
Goals: Iniesta 90.
Ref: Tom Ovrebo (Norway).